A new community space is being set up in Reigate – and there’s a call for ideas on how to use it.
The Yard is in Holmesdale Road, next to the forthcoming barber shop, and alongside Reigate station.
All Your Business Needs (AYBN), located just up the street, have acquired the site. They’ll only use 25% of the location, and are inviting the community to utilise the remainder.
Collette Barber of AYBN says the space might appeal to a wide range of groups, including hobby and craft clubs, art exhibitors, street theatre and acoustic music sessions – all on a one-off or more regular basis. She added:
“We have already had significant interest from several areas, and we welcome all suggestions.”
Not-for-profits can apply to use the space for free but for others there may be a modest charge.
AYBN is going to get the ball rolling with a flea market on Sundays, with local people able to hire a table: proceeds from that will go to improve the site. Details of the first event on 9 July are on the poster below.
Up to six local businesses can also sponsor the site for £50 a month. In return they’ll have their name on publicity, signage and on the advertising board that runs alongside Holmesdale Road.
Enquiries about using or sponsoring the site, or offers of free timber, can be made to Collette at firstname.lastname@example.org