Once the site of a Victorian school and later used as a youth centre and the adult leaning base, Open Door, the East Centre is now in a state of dilapidation. During the summer of 2021, a large section of ceiling collapsed, and the Estates Office of Northumberland County Council have deemed the building unsafe closing it to public access.
The Prudhoe Community Partnership has been working with a number of youth organisations and interested groups to develop plans for a new building to provide the very best services for the young people of Prudhoe and the surrounding area. The plans include a flexible space for youth groups to use, training facilities for young people and supported living accommodation for a small number of young people in need additional support. Some green space will also be included as well as some retail opportunities.
In addition to the working group members, we are also being advised by the Rural Design Centre looking at a wide range of ideas to give Prudhoe a venue to be proud of and, crucially high-class facilities for our young people.
For more information, please contact Caroline Warburton – firstname.lastname@example.org