INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM INTERESTED PROVIDERS TO OPERATE COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES
The Briardale Community Centre has been a successful community building offering a variety and of services and support to the local community of Cowpen and Kitty Brewster for the past 20 years.
Northumberland County Council now seeks a new provider to take on the provision of much valued community services from this busy and potentially vibrant site. The County Council wants to contract with a new organisation to take over the management of the building and the ongoing service provision.
Current services provided include hosting of a crèche / childcare organisation, which provides early education and daycare services; an older persons’ Friendship Club; youth based services; and the hiring of room space to a variety of community groups, including weight loss classes, craft clubs, family history societies and the like. The Centre also offers conferencing facilities, a community garden and a functioning kitchen providing meals and catering services.
This is an exciting new opportunity and the County Council and its partners will work closely with the new provider to ensure a smooth transition so that high quality community services can be delivered.
Expressions of interest should be submitted to the County Council by 15 February 2019. A decision will be made in week commencing 18 February 2019 and it is intended that the new provider will assume management of the Centre from 4 March 2019, subject to negotiation.