The former Square One Centre on Thackeray Drive had been a youth centre and in recent years was used for a number of community-based activities.
The parish council now wants to develop activity at the centre further, so that it will provide a wide range of activities of interest to local residents, and act as a ‘hub’ for the delivery of local services. The building is now known as Vicars Cross Community Centre.
Cheshire West and Chester councillor Pamela Hall who represents Great Boughton is also a parish councillor.
She said: “We are delighted to confirm the sale of this building to Great Boughton Parish Council.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance community activities for local people in Vicars Cross and we will be working hard over the coming months to support this important project.
”We welcome ideas and local groups to get in touch if they have any ideas to benefit the community.
“In addition local networking groups such as Community Angels who support neighbours during severe weather and also Dementia Friends groups will be based here. This is a great opportunity to get local people involved in so many important community activities.”
Great Boughton Parish Council has confirmed the appointment of a centre manager who will be responsible for supporting the work of the parish council to raise the profile of the centre locally, and ensuring that activities there respond to the needs and aspirations of local residents.
Caroline Lloyd, a local resident of Vicars Cross, started work this month and can be contacted on 01244 342268.