Calls for more help getting activity centre off ground
THE man behind plans for a new multi-activity centre is appealing for more support to get it off the ground.
Time To Care (UK) CIC, a community interest company, is aiming to transform the former Everett Charles Technologies premises on Goodall Street into a climbing and bouldering centre, multi-sports area, soft play centre, a community centre and cafe.
But the venture has struggled to secure funding to open it all at once.
Builder Andy Brooks, co-director of Time to Care (UK), who is spearheading the venture is now hoping to open the facility gradually.
He is proposing to open a roller rink and indoor skate park initially, developing the other proposals in the future.
Andy said: “We have had some brilliant support from local people and businesses. They have really got on board with our ideas. They have also pledged to support the venture. But what we need is financial backing to make a good go at it.”
The £450,000 proposals were approved by Cheshire East Council in August last year.
A crowd-funding venture, which uses cash contributions from a large number of people via a website, raised several thousand pounds.
It also got the backing of the Mayor of Cheshire East and The Chapel Mountaineering Club – which runs a climbing wall at its home on Gunco Lane.
But since the initial boost last autumn funding streams have dried up.
Andy Brooke, said: “We’ve had some disappointments but we’re determined to make it a success.”