As the new main stand really takes shape and the internal fit-out becomes the focus for our principal contractor, TSP, Kenny and I took the chance this week to show our Community Partners around the space that will become the club’s Community Hub by the end of the season.
Hard hats were donned by all to view the space that will contain a state-of-the-art sound room for local music charities and groups to provide lessons in record production and sound engineering, an integrated band practice area (linked to the Sound Room) for music sessions, an audio and visual system that will allow film clubs to use the space, as well as for Community users to be able to deliver formal presentations and a kitchen area for food serving and preparation.
Club communications manager Ed Miller attended the tour to measure up the main wall in the Community Hub, to help in the design of a mural that will reflect the Fleet’s involvement in numerous Community activities.
The meeting on Wednesday was also an opportunity for us to gauge our Community Partner’s needs from our new Community Hub. Discussions ranged from use of the room as a venue for a dance club run locally for Northfleet children, use for local bands to practice and record music sessions and for local groups to use the space to engage with their members. There is a lot for Kenny and I to organise before we are open for business.
Around the ground today, you will see posters advertising “Fleet on the River”, our planned event organised with Gravesend MVS, giving any disabled young people known to Fleet fans, the opportunity to join Kenny and other first team squad members during the Easter school holidays (Wednesday, 12th April), out on the River Thames in fast RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), taking in great views of Gravesend from the River Thames. Please contact us if you know of anyone who would love to take up this great opportunity.