This building was designed as a support centre for elderly residents housed among its surrounding Council flats. Its since been adopted to host community meetings and was designated in May 2018 as the most suitable location to merge electorate voters into a single polling station covering this newer Huthwaite and Brierley Ward.
Formed in 2016, the group encouraged social membership based around enjoying wood crafting. A 2017 opening of an equipped workshop in the Undercroft beneath Huthwaite Library hopes to warmly invite more craft training interests from and for adults of all ages and abilities.
The Huthwaite Undercroft is located off Sutton Road, NG17 2NE, behind the Free Library. An adjacent car park can be accessed off Columbia Street.
Workshops run Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9.30am - 12.30pm
Huthwaite Hub became a registered charity from 08 Feb 2018
The Huthwaite Community Action Group was an influential committee of volunteers. It was formed and first chaired through earliest years of 2000 by Cllr David Kirkham during his then role as our Nottinghamshire County Councillor. One primary motive behind its formation was recognising a falling community spirit had noticeably dropped after rising unemployment followed unexpected closures in quick succession of this areas two most historically significant industries. Meetings began openly inviting residents to not just voice their local concerns, but also suggest ways for taking appropriate action to specifically benefit Huthwaite in the future.
An annually elected committee thereafter gained fearless leadership under the unopposed and thus regularly appointed Chairman, Mr Eric Bone, 25 Sherwood Street.
Their newly sited notice boards displayed recurring agendas. Regular attendance was made by local Ashfield District Councillors, ably and independently willing to jointly assist through their elected roles. Executives also often encouraged liaisons between various professional bodies with local policing, support workers and advisory clinics.
Agendas frequently raised concerns and awareness regarding crime or antisocial behaviour in known hot spots. Improving busier streets and long neglected roadways for both traffic and pedestrian safety, also opposed plans for new housing estate expansions.
Huthwaite Community Action Group has managed to source any available funding to promote several projects. They are probably best recognised however, for annually organising very popular summer activities for children held upon Brierley Forest Park.
Action Group "Fun Days" have been proven just as successful in providing a modern equivalent likened to when folk used to look forward to wakes or a circus fairground coming to town. A range of activities were organised to amuse and interest kids during a long school break. This social event also attracted parents beyond Huthwaite.