Way back in 2005 Ward Councillors secured the old Pinetree Nursing Home site on The Circle for community use and to build a new community centre for the people of Pinehurst.
Our plan was for a new Community Centre to replace the Pinehurst People Centre when it was demolished to make way fro the new Swindon Academy in Beech AvenueÂ Now at last, following last December ground breaking ceremony work has begun and contractors have stared clearing the site and making it safe ready for building to begin in earnest later this month Â The Community Centre will be two stories high complete with meeting rooms an internet cafÃ©, library, kitchen, sports hall meeting rooms and community garden. Â The Centre will also house two NHS dental suites and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Costing 2.2 million the new Centre is due to open in October this year.
Councillor John Ballman
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst