UPDATE jan 14 – unfortunately Hutton Hall has been taken back into the city council following a number of difficulties with the community organisation who were the preferred community partner. There is always going to be an element of risk with CAT but lessons have been learnt and because of the city’s policy of long lease rather than freehold it does mean the facility is still in the public realm and may be available again in the future for CAT
On Friday, 1 April 2011 a celebration event was held at Hutton Hall Community Centre in Washwood Heath to show off the fantastic art work on the outside of the building and for its very imminent community asset transfer hand over to Commpact from Birmingham City Council.
Masood Yasin, Senior Project Manager at Commpact in Washwood Heath – with a whole host of volunteers and support from Macarts – has led this project through the community asset transfer initiative.
In this audio, Masood talks about the challenges of working through the community asset transfer – it’s been 2 years’ work. He also talks about how the hard work has paid off in a rejuvenated community centre that looks fantastic and will be a great place for young people, families and community groups to meet. He wants the centre to be the hub, the heart of the community, for everyone in Washwood Heath.