We’re pleased to be able to spread the good news on behalf of Estuary League of Friends that Nancy Potter House, the new Community Hub in Topsham, opened to the public yesterday and is described as somewhere “everybody can be loved”.
The Estuary League of Friends, has been working on this project for nearly five years. First by consulting with local people and local businesses to design a Hub that meets community need, then agreeing the asset transfer of the former site of Topsham Library with Devon County Council, launching a major fundraising appeal which raised £2 million – mostly from national funders investing in the local community – and for the last thirteen months overseeing the construction of this new two storey multipurpose Community Hub on Nelson Close in Topsham.
Chief Executive, Rachel Gilpin said “We are so excited to open Nancy Potter House to the public at last. We share the community’s vision of a range of services under one roof and look forward to working with others locally to offer health and wellbeing services as well as clubs and groups at the Hub for all the community to enjoy.
Facilities at Nancy Potter House will include a Community Café, Contemporary Library, Day Room,
Exercise Room, Wet Rooms, Laundrette, Treatment Rooms and Rooms for hire for business
functions, group meetings and special events. Services and activities available at Nancy Potter House will be delivered by Estuary alongside other local providers including Libraries Unlimited, Bluebird Care, The Stroke Association.
Nancy Potter House’s core opening hours will be Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm and
Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm and 4,200 local people are expected to visit the Hub in the first twelve
months of opening.
For questions or to arrange an interview please get in touch with the Estuary League of Friends;
Call; Rowena Lewis on 0771 729 7784.
Find out more by visiting Estuary’s website at www.estuary-league-of-friends.co.uk/hub