Welcome to 283 City Road, Fenton
This space is part of a year long pilot scheme opening up previously empty spaces to participants with great community focused ideas that could make positive use of the space in ways that bring people together.
You are invited to find out more and get involved in hosting or attending activities in the space.
Address: 283 City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2QA
Landlord partner: Private landlord
Size: 540 sq ft
Last occupancy: unknown
The unit is located in the centre of Fenton, one of the 6 towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent. It’s a small town centre made up of a few independent and chain shops, post office, a supermarket and town hall. There are multiple vacant units in the area. Located 30-min walk from the nearest train station, the site has a poor footfall although it’s located at the busy City Road. Main mode of transport in Fenton is by car.
Community groups using the space:
The Movie Mavericks runs film related training and creative events for young audiences (under 30), and people who may not usually attend 'high brow' cultural events. We work to support emerging film makers by engaging them with new audiences, and community hubs and venues by offering pop up film events and festivals. All of our event's partner with charities to raise awareness and create a social impact. We have recently finished our first three-day film festival themed on creating a social change, over 200 film submissions were sent from around the world. We worked with 285 people across our festival programme, co-delivered three upskilling/creative employment workshops and helped to train 30 new volunteers.
Westbury Workshops predominantly works with adults with learning disabilities and/or Autism, to promote independent living skills and the benefits of having a smart appearance. We will be teaching students to sort and wash various laundry items, dry them, iron them and store them correctly. By the end of this short course we would expect our students to be able to live more independently, have a sense of wellbeing and take pride in how they look.
Sporting Communities CIC
Sporting Communities are community and social development specialists. We listen to the needs of communities and then offer a myriad of services to best support the individuals within that community or the community as a whole.
All the Small Things CIC
All the Small Things (AtST) is a CiC in North Staffordshire. We are a Social Action Hub affiliated to Community Organisers Ltd and would like to use the City Road Meanwhile space as a community hub. We would like to use the space as a pop-up community hub for training courses and workshops, AtST and 1000 Lives meetings, Monthly Got It Want It community resource exchange events with refreshment. People offer skills, knowledge, and physical assets they have to share with others and ask for what they need to enable their community action.
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