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Yeovilton Community Hub unites local residents

9 February 2017
Today saw the opening of a community hub on Wyndham Park Yeovil to provide a meeting place accessible to all residents including service families.

The project, an initiative of Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare (RNRMW) based at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton identified a need for a community resource due to the isolation felt by residents in Wyndham Park.

The facility was opened by Commodore (Cdre) Jon Pentreath OBE, Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton. Cdre Pentreath said: “It gives me great pleasure to open this community hub.

“Thank you to all the people that have made this possible today. 

As Wyndham Park grows this is one positive step in making living here much better

Commodore Jon Pentreath RN

“As Wyndham Park grows this is one positive step in making living here much better, a greatly needed and appreciated community facility.”

Making this project work has involved many organisations that have given time, knowledge and funding to the Community Hub Amongst these parties are RNRMC, Yeovil and without Parish Council, South Somerset District Council, Knightstone and Somerset Crimebeat.

There has also been local involvement from the Church and Wyndham Park residents committee.

Activities and groups that will meet at the hub will be diverse from parent and toddlers to a ‘Community Youth Forum’, a Job Club and Men’s Shed! Vital roles will include Health Visitor and Child development Clinics.

Christopher Le Hardy of South Somerset County Council and Chair of the Armed Forces Covenant said: “I welcome the establishment of a Community facility at Wyndham Park.

“It will provide a valuable much needed facility in an area where there is a shortage of community facilities for families on this new estate, which can only help bring the communities together.” 

Many groups will be run by volunteers from within the local community and will be open to all residents on the estate.

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