Dear Friends in other churches,
Plans for Improving the Buildings at Baildon Methodist Church
We would like to share with you our aspirations with respect to our premises over the next 10 years. We value you as our neighbours and we would like to afford you an opportunity to view these aspirations and in particular give you an opportunity to provide any comments on any concerns you may have.
Our Ideas are:
- Marley Hut: We need to replace the very "elderly" Marley Hut which currently houses the Baildon Pre-School. The new building would be a 2 storey, environmentally sustainable building and would provide an additional meeting space which we need for children and young people. The Ground Floor of the new building would contain the Pre-School just like at present; the Upper Floor would provide space for uniformed organisations for which we have waiting lists and groups that we are unable to accommodate at present;
- Wesleys Cafe: We need to improve Wesleys Cafe to bring it up to modern-day standards and provide a more suitable environment for customers of the cafe who are often cramped;
- Newton Way Entrance: We need to reconfigure the ramp at the Newton Way entrance to the building and we would take this opportunity to enhance the visual amenity of this elevation;
We do intend to make a formal Planning Application in the near future, at which time you would be able to make formal comments about the plans however, just now, we would like to give you an opportunity to find out more about what we are proposing and let us know your views. We therefore invite you to call in to Wesleys Cafe from Sunday 19th May for two weeks to view the plans any time we are open, usually between 10:00am and 3:00pm during the week and Saturday mornings. You might even like to join us for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.
A comments box will be available for you to use or you could even make comment online or directly by e-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas about our plans and would be delighted to hear from you if you have thoughts about potential future partnerships and ways in which we can work together with other organisations to strengthen our contribution to community life of Baildon.
With kindest regards,
Dr Mervyn Flecknoe Lay Pastor for Baildon Methodist Church