Open days at Helensburgh’s planned Heroes Centre have been hailed as a success – and now more members of the public have been asked to have their say online.
The disused Victorian warehouse in George Street could be home to cinemas, a digital skills academy and a 50s diner if the £2.3m project succeeds.
And Phil Worms said the open days on Saturday and Sunday had been a ‘major success’:
” I think most people were surprised at how far developed the project is and the levels of support that we for the centre.
“I think there is a realisation that the concept if a multi purpose facility ticks so many boxes in terms of tourism, economic development, social inclusion, celebration of heritage and of course providing a natural community hub that the centre can not be allowed to fail.
“We had tangible support in the forms of seat sponsors, brick sponsors, offers of professional help, memorabilia and the School pupils weighed in with a fantastic £111 for the charity through the sale of their home baking! All in all a very worthwhile two days.”
He added that potential funding partners might need tangible evidence demonstrating that the community actually wants the project to materialise.
Visitors at the open days had the chance to fill in questionnaires and now the team is urging other residents in the G84 postcode area to have their say by filling in the survey online here, adding: “We cannot stress the importance of this feedback, given our advanced plans and the level of funding we are seeking.
“We welcome feedback from community members of all ages so whether you are seven or 97 please complete the survey.
“All responses are in held in total confidence and we do not require names or personal details unless you wish to provide them.”
An artist’s impression video of the centre is also now available online: