Our plans to develop The Old Coach House in Hillsborough Park

Read more about our plans here

Age UK Sheffield has been successful in a Stage 1 bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to redevelop The Old Coach House to become an older people’s centre and community café.

We are intending to submit a planning application to Sheffield City Council in May 2019 and are now seeking your views to inform this planning application. Things you need to know:

·         The café will be open to any member of the public

·         The toilets will be available to the public. It is also proposed that we manage the nearby Bowling Pavilion to help ensure those toilets are open to the public

·         We are undertaking all necessary environmental and ecological surveys

·         We plan to deliver a mixed programme of free information and advice; heritage, history, nature, and physical activities; and community bookings

·         We also plan to take commercial bookings such as conferences, events, and weddings

·         We plan to apply for a licence to serve alcohol

·         Sheffield City Council have agreed, in principle, to grant us a long-term lease to run this building, subject to legal and Charitable Trust agreement

·         As part of this agreement, we have agreed to restrict vehicle access to the park to deliveries and dropping-off only, plus two disabled parking bays

Please give us your feedback on these proposals by Friday 26th April, by completing the form overleaf. You can find out more details by visiting www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield, or by attending one of the following public consultation drop-in events:

Wed 24th April, 5.00-7.00pm, Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church, Middlewood Road

Sat 27th April, 9.30-11.00am, Hillsborough Park Bowling Pavilion

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* 1. Overall do you support the proposals for the Old Coach House?

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* 2. Overall, do you support the proposals for the bowling pavilion?

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* 3. Do you support the following elements?

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A community café?
Public toilets?
Bookable activity rooms?
Parking restrictions in the park?
An alcohol licence?

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* 4. Do you support the following types of activities we plan to deliver?

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Heritage-based activities such as walking tours of the park and local area
Local history based on people's photos and memories of the area
Nature-based activities such as gardening and flower arranging
Inclusive physical activities such as yoga and chair-based exercise
Free information and advice such as benefits and legal advice
Fundraising activities to support Age UK Sheffield's charitable services
Community group activity bookings
Commercial bookings including weddings
One-off events such as fashion shows and bistro evenings

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* 5. Please use this section to tell us about any ways in which your business or group may be interested in supporting our project, either through fundraising, or helping us to deliver charitable services or activities.

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* 6. Optional personal details to help us develop our project. Are you male or female?

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* 7. Physical ability

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* 8. Ethnicity

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* 9. Age

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* 10. Optional personal data - please fill in your details if you wish to be kept informed about the activities you have ticked in the Keep Me Informed column. Your details will be held securely and only used for the purposes you consent to. View our privacy notice at www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield

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