News from Springfield Community Campus

News from Springfield Community Campus

Springfield Community Campus will hit another milestone on its journey next week when Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers from Corsham’s Neighbourhood Policing Team will move in to the campus on Wednesday 10 September. The team will be moving across from their present base in Priory Street which will then become closed to the public.

Staff and volunteers at Springfield Community Campus are delighted to be welcoming the police to the team. The addition of the Neighbourhood Policing Team is part of the campus programme to improve the delivery of local services in communities, while making maximum and efficient use of public sector buildings. We really look forward to working more closely with them.

Wiltshire Council’s registration service also moves into the campus next Tuesday 9 September and will be operating from the campus every Tuesday afternoon.

I also met with staff and customers of the Adult Day Care team this week, who are also very excited about moving into the campus from mid-October, and will be offering a range of adult day care services every Monday and Thursday. We have even found them a piece of outside space where they can undertake gardening activities which they are delighted about.

Students have now returned to school and we look forward to welcoming them into the campus. There has been some concern raised regarding pedestrian safety at the campus during the building works, and we are currently looking to get these resolved as soon as possible. Likely solutions will include footpath diversions, additional pedestrian crossings and improved signage. We are committed to making the environment safe for everyone, and are working with The Corsham School on the most appropriate solutions. If you have any comments, please do let me know.

Sixth form students from the school are also keen to get involved with volunteering opportunities at the campus, and I will be meeting with Alan Bolter, Head of Sixth Form next week to begin to develop a joint programme of volunteering. We will also be looking at wider volunteering opportunities over the coming months so if you are interested, please get in touch.

Have you checked out our free workshops that are on offer at the campus this autumn with the Creative Libraries programme? If not, take a look here – there’s so much on offer, such as creative writing, animated poetry sessions for children, family photography, children’s illustration workshops and more. For further information and to book your FREE ticket, please contact Pound Arts on 01249 701628.

Finally, Bridget in the cafe has been making some exceptional cakes – so why not pop in and sample one next time you are passing? The cafe also serves fresh salads and smoothies, as well as a range of delicious lunch options.

We hope to see you soon – have a great weekend.

Penny Bell
Community Engagement Officer
01249 706613

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