Help us save our Downside Community Centre

Dunstable Town Council (DTC) wants to demolish the Downside Community Centre! DTC, together with Paradigm Housing Association carried out a so called consultation with only 45 residents out of 1,400 Downside households. The centre runs clubs for elderly and disabled residents, mothers and toddlers, lonely people and a youth club. The centre also has a person who is qualified to take young people through the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, and is also a changing area for football players. The figures from the police confirm that since the centre has had a youth club the incidents of anti-social behaviour has dropped by 41%. In the past the youngsters, now attending the centre, were hanging around the shops being a nuisance and a cause of concern to residents. If the centre is demolished where will they go as DTC has made it quite clear that the centre will not be replaced? Please sign our petition and help us save our Community Centre before it istoo late! Thank you

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  • martin ward we realy dont need more housing here . or more traffic

  • Elaine Bryden It has taken a long time to improve the estate, and the community centre has been central to the success. Anti-social behaviour will no doubt increase again if the community centre closes. The groups that use it will have nowhere to go.

  • Mr and Mrs C Rumbold This centre helps alot of lonely, isolated,deprived people with social intergration and is vital for the wellbeing of the community

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    Nancy Roussy

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    Mr. Brian Davies, United Kingdom

    9 months ago Comments: The community centre is more important to the downside residents, than the building of new houses.I suggest D.T.C. consults all of the Downside residents before making any decision
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    Colin Nash, United Kingdom

    9 months ago Comments: Used to live in the area of this centre, the area does not need further issues it needs rejuvenation, Not more housing.
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