I recently heard of an exciting new community project that is being planned in the centre of Margate. I met with the Project Co-ordinator, Elizabeth, who showed me around the proposed site and explained her plans for the new Community Hub.

Margate Baptist Church is a Church in the heart of Margate, for the Heart of Margate. We are currently extending our outreach program and are converting the building next door into a Community Hub. The Hub will provide a welcoming and safe space for the whole community where we can host a variety of workshops, activities and events throughout the year for different ages. We will have a café, workshops space and also meeting rooms for the provision of counselling and advice service and organisations.

We are in the process of refurbishing the building and installing new toilets, kitchen area, shower room, ceilings etc. We have willing volunteers to provide a workforce for painting and decorating, but are currently on the lookout for items to help with decorating and the building work, and also good quality furniture to help us refurbish the space. If you have any such items you would like to donate then please contact us at [email protected]. Also find us on Facebook Margate Baptist Church Community Hub.

This project sounds fantastic and we wish Elizabeth and her team all the best with it. Once the renovations have been completed, I am sure that this will prove to be a popular and beneficial community asset. I am definitely looking forward to visiting again soon to see how they are progressing.

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