Here For You
AT THE VERY HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
A BIG COMMITMENT
There's been a community centre in Tanterton since the early 1980’s. Once a hive of activity with pantomimes, fêtes and youth groups, a series of unfortunate events saw a decline in visitor numbers and the centre was forced to close its doors in 2013.
Determined to make sure that this vital community asset was not lost to decay, a group of dedicated local people got together to re-open the centre. They set about creating an ambitious but achievable plan, to bring the centre back to life and return it to the whole community. The plan was approved by Preston City Council and in May 2014 the Tanterton Village Centre officially re-opened its doors.
The centre is managed by a not for profit registered charity, copies of our policies and publications can be viewed here.
Our board is made up of Peter Mason (Chair), Alan Brookes (Secretary), Janet Thompson, Bruce Ellison, Liz Soole and Bill Shannon. Local people who volunteer their time and efforts free of charge.
They all have one thing in common, to ensure that the centre remains at the heart of the community, providing a sustainable, secure, culturally diverse and accessible space that is valued and supported by the people of Tanterton - Here for You!
IN YOUR HANDS
Now that the building is in the hands of our community, its up to all of us to make it a busy, vibrant place that people want to use.
There really is no ‘behind-the-scenes’, everyone who uses the building helps keep it going and you can help. This could be by simply booking the centre for a party, spreading the word about us or coming down to help when you can.
The centre belongs to all of us so let’s make it work!
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
We are all committed to supporting local people to access resources and develop skills to create an active, flourishing community.
We want Tanterton Village Centre to be a huge part of activities, projects and ideas that local residents want to do. It belongs to everyone, so we all need to work together.
It has taken a lot of hard work to obtain a lease from Preston City Council so that the community could take over the running of Tanterton Village Centre. With this in mind we have the following rules in place. Everyone is bound by them and we will enforce them accordingly, using a Yellow and Red Card system - similar to how a football referee would.