What is The Vale Community Campus?
Wiltshire Council is developing community campuses and community hubs across the county. These are places where communities and local partners jointly provide services to and engage with the public within a particular locality. The nature of the community offer will vary from place to place depending on the nature of the centre and the needs of the community.
The aim of the centre is to enable voluntary, community and business organisations within a locality to share resources and work together to achieve strategic objectives, tackle locally agreed priorities and improve the health and general wellbeing of the area whilst improving the delivery of local services in the community.
The Vale Community Campus (formerly Pewsey Campus) is located at the Pewsey Leisure Centre site on Wilcot Road.
The Pewsey Shadow Community Operations Board (COB) was in operation between May 2011 and November 2015. COB members were drawn from the local community – representing a comprehensive range of local organisations and groups that use existing facilities. During that time the COB consulted with local people and partners and in consultation with the Area Board developed a scheme for the Health and Wellbeing Centre.
What will be included?
The Community Campus will include the following facilities:
- New larger fitness suite
- New reception desk and cash office
- Reception area and breakout space
- New 4 lane 25m pool
- New wet village change area
- Retained dry change (refurbished)
- Community kitchenette/café and multi-purpose activity space
- Squash court
- 5 Court Hall refurbished and re-clad
- Wheeled Sports area
- Meeting room
A community hub will be developed at the library which has potential for wider use. The site currently has ‘touch down’ facilities for staff and partners, a meeting space and changing places facility.
Find out more about the specification in the ‘updates’ and ‘FAQs’ sections
When will the Community Campus be open?
Concept Design – Winter 2015
Planning – Spring 2016
Construction – Winter 2016 / 2017
Opening – Summer 2018
A report was considered and approved by Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet on 23rd October 2012 for an enhanced campus proposal for the Pewsey community area.
The plans were revised during 2015 and a final scheme was presented to the Area Board in March 2016.
If you would like to find out more about the project contact:
Ros Griffiths, Community Engagement Manager Pewsey Community Area
Tel: 01225 718372|Mob: 07557136391
Facebook: Ros Pewsey CEM