The vision of the Hub is to provide a supportive environment for families and young people of West Somerset.
This has grown from the vision statement of Minehead Baptist Church to be “Channels of God’s blessing to His world”. In this case specifically tailored towards the needs and wishes of young people, children and families.
The project seeks to be a complementary resource to the other activities and agencies in the area involved in caring for families and young people.
It is a developing vision as individuals and groups express their hopes and dreams.
The Hub runs as a not-for-profit organisation which allows for a modest entry fee for some activities to help make the project self-sustaining.
A management group co-ordinates the project, with a wider body of “hubbers” our wonderful volunteers.
An indoor soft play area, coffee bar, public hire venue and versatile performance and worship space for children, young people and their families.
Offering fun activities, informal education clubs, support and community for all.
Some activities will be a continuation of established groups within the newly refurbished premises including the Thursday Parents and Toddlers group.
Other activities will grow as volunteers and expressions of interest become evident. The desire of all involved in the Hub is that it may be responsive to the needs of the community.
The Hub is located in Hopcott Road, Alcombe, Minehead, in the former Alcombe Evangelical Church (next to the fire station).
The Hub is open at various times during the week. See below for exactly when!
Anyone can use the Hub, in accordance with equal opportunities legislation and the values and ethos of its Christian basis.
Any groups or organisations can hire it as a venue, with the provision that it is not a sports centre. The soft play area will have age restrictions and activities and clubs using the premises will have their own requirements.
There will not be a license to sell alcohol on the premises, and the Hub will not be opening late at night.
We intend to employ a part-time manager for the Hub to oversee the day to day running of the project and to negotiate and co-ordinate groups and organisations using the premises.
Whilst the Hub is run by MBC we will welcome all families regardless of creed, race or gender.
We hope that the Hub will be a useful extra resource for all local groups and organisations including the other Churches in the area.
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Here's some images of the soft play area - exciting isn't it!
Here's a photo slideshow/video of the creation of The Hub!
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