Windmill Community Hub and Church at Compton
Transformation starts at Henwood Road
Following the success of our Community Hub and Church in Finchfield we plan to provide the same for residents of Compton
Local people expressed their overwhelming support for the new Community Hub at Henwood Road, Compton in a survey last year. People wanted a convenient space to meet, a safe haven for activities to improve health, combat loneliness, and bring all ages together, somewhere decent for young people to meet – especially after the Covid pandemic kept communities apart.
Following 18 months of feasibility work and help from the Church Growth Trust we obtained planning consent for extensive improvements and have entered into a 100 year lease for the former “Boys Club “
Building work is now progressing well at the site.Most of the work carried out so far has been internal but signs of external improvement will be evident in future months.
Terry Wilkes, the Senior Leader at Windmill Community Church said: “We are thrilled to announce that funding needed for the main renovations has now been secured or pledged. Over £300,000 has come in to pay for the new roof, windows, doors, new central heating system and electrics. An amazing amount of that has come from within the church congregation and supporters showing the strength of local support.”
“Our thanks go to Biffa Award, FCC Communities Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust, Eveson Trust and others for their generous contributions. Without their support, this transformation project would not be happening.”
We will provide further updates as the work progresses .
We extend our thanks to everyone who has contributed so far by responding to our survey, providing comments and visiting our open day as well as well as providing the financial contributions which are making this work possible.
Many thanks to -
FCC Communities Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust
The Dorothy StoneTrust