What is it?
A Church Community Centre, comprising:
Coffee Lounge/Café, Auditorium, Function Room, Kitchen, Break-out Rooms, Office & Car Park.
Where is it?
Next to the mini roundabout at the junction with Swift Road, close to Sainsbury’s Supermarket.
Who is building it?
Dawlish Christian Fellowship [Registered Charity No. 1178345]
When will work start?
We are planning to start in June 2019.
When will it be ready to use?
We hope to open our doors by Spring 2021 – or earlier if we can!
Who is paying for it?
Dawlish Christian Fellowship, who have been active in the Dawlish Community since the 1940’s.
Does the building have full Planning Permission?
Yes. Teignbridge District Council and Dawlish Town Council have been very supportive of this Community Project, which forms part of their S.106 Agreement with the Housing Developer, Redrow Homes.
Are there any Planning restrictions on the use of the building?
A number of Planning Conditions were stipulated to protect the character and amenity value of the area that it seeks to serve. These include any potential issues surrounding parking, noise, lighting and odours.
Who will be able to use the Café?
The Café will be open to the public, and will not seek to make a profit. It will be a meeting place for individuals and groups, as well as passing trade such as dog walkers from the nearby Country Park.
Who will be able to use the facilities?
The building is for the use of the local community under the management of Dawlish Christian Fellowship. As well as using it as a place of worship, we would want to say ‘yes’ to any reasonable request to use its facilities for the benefit of the community – provided that use does not breach our Legal or Charitable obligations.
What kind of activities could happen in the building?
Subject to the above, we hope to welcome (for example): parent & toddler groups, knitting circles, book clubs, youth clubs, board gamers, luncheon clubs, children’s parties, concert performances, film clubs … come and talk to us nearer the time!
Will there be a hire charge?
We hope to offer use for some non-profit making activities at a nominal cost or on a donation-only basis, but have yet to formulate a fair policy for this.
What about traffic congestion?
We have planning permission for a car park next to the building, and will put other arrangements in place for events requiring more spaces. We will specify that there should be no parking by users of the Community Centre on nearby residential roads.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
DCF, Unit 2, Black Swan Business Park, Dawlish EX7 0FQ