The Trustees of Sandwich Community Hub: The Jubilee Centre are delighted to announce that they completed the grant of a 25 year lease from Dover District Council on Friday the 14th April. This means that the Phoenix Centre, which closed during the pandemic, is now open once again as the Jubilee Centre with the Sandwich Amateur Boxing Club and Sandwich Pantry the first occupants in place.
The Trustees said in a joint statement, ‘it has taken a lot of work, commitment and some resilience to get to this point however we are delighted and excited to be able to once again deliver valuable and meaningful community service in the heart of Sandwich South. We particularly wish to recognise the trustees of the Phoenix Centre for all their work and acknowledge the efforts of Jubilee Centre Trustees Clare Felton, Philip Woodhouse and particularly Nicholas Gray for negotiating and securing a lease that gives us a real chance to succeed’.
‘The renaming of the Centre as the Jubilee Centre is because the charity responsible for it was constituted in the year of Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee year. She was the embodiment of service and by serving our community we wish to play our own small part in honouring her legacy and securing the legacy of those who came before us in Sandwich’.
‘We will shortly be bringing more groups back to the Centre and are very much open for business. If you wish to help us or use the centre please email
David Wood (email@example.com)
or Mal Channing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or go to: www.sandwichcommunityhub.com
We are very keen to hear from people who maybe able to help us with financial and administrative skills. Plans for the future include a community garden and allotment and we are particularly looking for people who can help with this.
We wish to convey our thanks to the community officers of DDC, the District Councillors who supported us and all those people in the community who have been behind us’.
The Trustees of the charity are: David Wood, Jeanette Timmins, Nicholas Gray, Clare Ungerson, Clare Felton, Malcolm Channing and Philip Woodhouse.
For further information, contact:
David Wood – 07595 348 114
Nicholas Gray – 07739 189 636 [...]