Westside future

Cllr Paul Bull outside Westside
Cllr Paul Bull outside Westside


Express and Echo

Thursday 07 May 2015


Local councillors are ‘hopeful’ that Westside will be a success story.

The optimism of councillors Paul Bull and Roy Hill comes after a public meeting about the future of the centre was held earlier this month.

Cllr Hill said: “The people at the meeting were pretty positive and I am very hopeful that everything will be OK.”

“I received comments from residents saying they feel confident in Exeter YMCA and their ability to deliver high quality youth provision.”

The centre is to be taken over by YMCA Exeter and will be used as a community hub.

Cllr Paul Bull said: “The new plan for Westside is as a community hub for all of Cowick and beyond.”

“For that to be successful, we need local residents to be actively involved in helping provide and deliver activities, rather than just attend events at Westside.

“The next stage of the consultation is sounding fun – a picnic on the park, with luck accompanied by a barbecue, with a chance to talk to YMCA staff and councillors about ideas for the hub.”

A date has yet to be announced.


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