Raglan residents have developed ideas for a new building, a permanent home for local activity and a modern community space for everyone. The aim of the project is to provide Raglan’s 2,000 people with much-needed local services through a flexible and attractive social hub.
Keep up to date with progress by following the green flags on the timeline below.
Launch of strategic working group
May 21, 2014
We formed a new working group in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council to address Raglan’s community facilities.
Residents vote for redevelopment
October 29, 2014
At a series of public consultation events about community facilities in the village, Raglan residents voted to redevelop the old junior school site.
Site agreed for Community Hub
July 15, 2015
Monmouthshire County Council agreed to provide us with the disused Raglan Junior School site for the development of a new facility.
Quantity surveyors appointed
February 18, 2016
We appointed our own quantity surveyor, Adams Fletcher & Partners to help us liaise with architects and builders.
Design and planning funding application
February 26, 2016
We submitted an application to the Big Lottery Fund for the Community Hub design and planning process.
Environmental survey commissioned
July 20, 2016
We commissioned a Stage 1 Environmental Survey of the Junior School site, which was necessary to achieve planning permission. This took place during August and September 2016.
Big Lottery Fund grant for design and planning
August 13, 2016
We successfully secured a BIG Lottery (People and Places) capital development grant of £47,904 for the Community Hub design and planning process.
September 21, 2016
Our architects Hall + Bednarczyk were appointed to start the design and planning process in consultation with our community.
Community hub design finalised
January 7, 2017
Architects Hall + Bednarczyk produced a design inspired by our local area and in consultation with Raglan residents. The design includes a café area and split-level rooms to create a stage and separate areas for classes, groups and activities. The design was submitted for planning permission in February.
Planning permission granted
June 2, 2017
The finalised design was granted planing permission by Monmouthshire County Council. It marked the halfway point in this six-year project. The architectural design and planning permission will form the basis of further submissions to BIG Lottery, and to other funders including the Welsh Government to raise money for the build.
Fundraising for build started
August 4, 2017
Fundraising for the hub build started. Largest application for £499,000 submitted to the Big Lottery Fund.
All funding in place
June 8, 2018
We aim to have all Community Hub funding in place.
Construction of Community Hub
June 8, 2018
We aim to start construction of the Community Hub.
Community Hub delivering services
January 17, 2020
The Community Hub is officially launched and delivering services.