Multi Million Pound Revamp For Day Services In Bridport
8:41am 7th February 2013
£4.7M has been approved by the County Council's Cabinet to revamp Bridport's Day Care Services.
A recent report found the Bridport SEC, the Local Office, Fisherman's Arms and the Oh Crumbs Cafe, were no longer fit for use.
Councillors are looking at plans to co-locate some services into one local hub in the town.
Leaders say "there are no plans to close any services and if agreed, the investment would lead to significant improvements to services in Bridport, while helping to reduce running costs".
The council is keen to let the local community help shape the development.
A public consultation will go ahead before any major decisions are made.
Cllr Hilary Cox, cabinet member for community services at Dorset County Council, said:
"I would like to make it clear that we are looking to improve, not close services. If agreed, the capital investment will help us look at how we can make best use of our buildings and enable us to develop proposals further.
"One of the options is to develop a community hub which would provide the day services the local community need in an accessible location.
"The current premises are frankly not fit for purpose and service users deserve better. By looking at all our premises together in the round we hope to provide this. However, the proposals are still in very early stages and will take some time to develop."