Statement on Bullingdon Community Centre

Published: Friday, 14th July 2017

Tim Sadler, Executive Director for Sustainable City, said:

“Last year the City Council installed two props to make the main hall of Bullingdon Community Centre safe, and since then we have been carrying out structural surveys every two months. Unfortunately, between the surveys in May and earlier this week, the building has deteriorated further. As a precaution, we have decided to close Bullingdon Community Centre. We are currently exploring the feasibility of installing a further seven props so that the building can safely remain open until construction on the £500,000 new hall starts. Work was due to start on this next June; we are now seeing if we are able to bring this forward. City Council officers are currently working with Bullingdon Community Association, which manages the building, and users to find alternative space within the city. We apologise for the inconvenience this decision will cause, but the safety of the centre’s users has to be our priority.”