Our chairs are getting very tired and we need your help to buy some more!
If 150 people give just £25 each, we will easily reach our target and your generous support will contribute to the long term future of the fabric of Bentley Pavilion.
The beginning of a new chapter ...
During August 2018, Doncaster Council asked Manna Community CIC to act as interim tenants of Bentley Pavilion while the council assets team prepared the building ready to go out to public tender. During the interim tenancy, Manna Community CIC agreed to work with individuals, churches, community groups and businesses (based in the Bentley area) for the purpose of preparing and submitting a collaborative tender.
The collaborative tender was submitted on 14th January 2019, and successfully awarded to Manna Community CIC on February 11th 2019.
What are our plans for the Pavilion?
With a focus on families and communities, we will provide a range of support; services, events and projects based around four community themes. These themes are hospitality, health, heritage and hope. Following on from our 6community engagement consultation, our plan is to fully reflect community need. We will include the Park area and surrounding Bentley assets within our long term planning (20 years) and involve every dimension reflected within the Bentley community in a cohesive and immersive way.
Our recent Community Audit for the Pavilion and Park revealed that Cafe facilities, Public toilets, Drinks, snacks and Ice cream vendor (in descending order) were the top desirables from members of the community, with Public WiFi access, Outdoor shelter and access to Pavilion team members being less important. Going forward Manna Community CIC will undertake a number of additional focus groups and audits to supplement our current findings.