Date: January 2020
What is behind the Yellow Door in West Road?
“What are you talking about?” I hear you say. Well, anyone who has been down West Road recently and walked past the Ice Cream Factory (if there are many of us who can actually walk right past an ice cream manufacturer) you will have seen the little church building with the bright yellow doors.
It is in fact Shoebury Hub, where you can find lots of exciting things going on almost every day of the week. If you find that there is nothing here for you, let us know what you would like to see and we will do our best to make it happen.
Currently on Mondays and Wednesdays you will find ‘Folks Like Us’, a project aimed specifically at our 65+ years members of the community. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are SECH (South Essex Community Homes) where you can get help with rent, housing, benefits, work, computers, CAB and Peabody to name but a few of the many things we offer.
Thursdays and Fridays see lots of groups meeting regularly. U3A Groups have a Book Club, Film Group, Board Games, Photography, Astronomy. With a coffee morning every Monday Morning I think you will agree that there is a thriving, fun community hub, but there is always room for more.
We have just completed a workshop in the back of the building, I say we, it was in fact a gorgeous 90 years young man and a young amputee who together have transformed the place. Here we can do anything you want, we are calling it ‘The Make and Mend Workshop’ because we think it covers everything that is possible in this space. Once more, if you have something along the craft or artistic lines please let us know, we can get you going! We will also house a tool library and repair shop back there.
Now all you have to do is to come in and see it all for yourself, along with your ideas.
The hub is also available for rent, a perfect venue to hold classes, meetings and events. If you would like to talk over some ideas or just have a chat, please ring Chris on 07718903259. I look forward to your call.