Turn underused public buildings into community hubs

Every city, town and village has its underused public buildings often in need of care and renovation. Communities will be supported to utilise and improve these premises for the general well-being of the community. This may involve transferring the building to a trust set up by the local residents, or local third-sector, non-profit organisations. Community hubs would be a focal centre of the community providing a wide range of activities and services including community businesses required to meet a local need.

Each community would be able to involve different organisations – public, civic or commercial, and able to generate income as long as it was in keeping with principles of economic, environmental and social sustainability, and the local ethos.

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