Public meeting will answer questions about controversial centre

Aspiring Communities, the charity behind the controversial plans for a multi faith community centre at the former Icepak site in Beeston, has issued a leaflet and plans to hold a public meeting in December.

The leaflet, which is currently being delivered door-to-door in Beeston, invites residents to put the arguments of the four year planning dispute behind them and work with the group to “make the centre everything that our community needs and wants.”

Aspiring Communities were granted planning permission by a government appointed Inspector following a public planning enquiry earlier this year.

It goes on to answer a number of frequently asked questions such as: When will building work commence? (mid 2018) and Why do they segregate women? It also gives details of asbestos removal when one of the buildings on the site was demolished in 2012. The full leaflet is reproduced below.

The meeting will take place on Sunday 10 December 2017 from 7-9pm at Beeston Parish Centre on Town Street, opposite the Co-op. Members of the local community are invited to attend in order to be updated on how the project will move forward and ask questions about the centre.

The day before meeting, on Saturday 9 December, Aspiring Communities will be hosting a family community day, also at Beeston Parish Centre.

They will be offering free access to a heart cardiologist, pharmacist, chiropractor, nurses and various organisations covering aspects of health such as mental health, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

There will also be fun activities for everyone including a raffle, tombola, food stalls and many more we hope. This part of the event has been organised by some local 11 year old students who are currently completing a Future Readiness Award with Into University. They have been challenged to create a charity event, which they have done so far with great ambition and dedication.

Money raised at the event will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and local food banks, both of which are in great demand at present.

Stalls are available to book for the event email for more information.

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Download the leaflet as a PDF here: AC-FAQ-Oct17-3