What could the old Rodmell School become?

The building can be a new kind of community hub

We have a powerful vision for how the building could be used, a business plan which outlines how the figures stack up, and we have a number of local partners and allies who are supporting us.  Our most important partners though, are you– the members of the communities who will be served by the new building and what it will offer.  If we are to save the school, we need your help now.

Our vision for the new building is that it should offer a range of community focussed enterprises to include a village shop selling local produce, a cafĂ©, a number of artists studios, space for homeworkers to rent desk space, and a space for hire or other events.  We have a strong basis for believing that these ventures will raise enough money to run the building and make a profit.  Any profits raised will be ploughed back into the community .

These plans have been shared in open days and other communications and have met with a high degree of support from local people.  Of course there are obstacles to be overcome, but we are sure that if we work together, we can develop the space into a sustainable community hub which will make a great contribution to the life of the village and to those that surround it for generations to come.