The decision on what will happen to some of the City's community centres is coming down the pipe on December 13th.
Currently Staff is asking council to support the closure of the Baddow Community Centre in 2017 (among others).
Their Review notes state that the Baddow Hall is: "Up for review due to relatively low utilization, age, population within service area and other facilitiies within area. Shared property with FireHall already declared surplus. Volunteer Management Board." (see Page 11 on November 29th minutes)
But in the assessment of the Hall it looks like it ranks among one of the cheapest to maintain and is being cut due to the fact it shares service connections with the Fire Hall:
"Baddow CC - This facility is located on the same property as the recently closed Fire Hall. Although it has the least combined financial investment (operating and capital),it is being recommended for closure due to its proximity to other municipal community hall spacê and property restrictions (due to servicing connections to the Fire Hall, both facilities must be incorporated when considering the sale of the property thus cannot be severed)." (see Page 217 on November 29th minutes)
So it looks like we'll be holding our Annual meeting in a new location – possibly starting this year.
Here is a snapshot of all of Community Centres under review at the moment: