Aston Clinton Parish Council
New Community Centre
A new Community Centre for Aston Clinton
Work has already begun on this project, led by a dedicated committee of councillors, staff and members of the public with relevant expertise. It is planned that construction work will start towards the latter part of 2019 and will take approximately 1.5 years to complete. Your Cafe in the Park, the soft play, coffee shop and hall will continue to operate during the build, along with the football club, in a slightly different area of the Park.
The parish council is very pleased to announce that AVDC's New Homes Bonus scheme has awarded a grant of up to £650,000 towards the Community Centre. This is a grant paid by central government to local councils, to reflect housing growth in their areas. The parish council is delighted that this project will provide residents with a modern and fit-for-purpose facility to bring people and groups together and meet the demands of Aston’s Clinton’s growing community. In addition, the project has been allocated over £1m in contributions from developers, (S106 funding) which, along with some council reserves, has made the project viable.
Public consultation events were held leading up to the application deadline and the results were unanimously in favour of the new Centre and of the designs on display. These include: 2 storeys, with an upstairs function room & balcony looking across the Park, as well as a large multi-purpose hall downstairs. The current Café and soft play will be staying, with another multi-use café/bar area upstairs, as well as accommodation for sports – showers and changing rooms, kitchen, serving areas and meeting rooms. An upstairs terrace is planned with view looking across the park to the Chilterns.