This consultation is now closed.
Consultation on the funding of the Newmarket Community Hub
We received a small number of responses to the consultation into the future of the Newmarket Community Hub, which closed on 9 September and are grateful to those who did respond and for the views expressed regarding the future of the service.
All of the responses received favoured keeping the Newmarket Hub open in its current form. It has therefore been agreed that Suffolk County Council will subsidise the shortfall to Leading Lives for the duration of the current contact which comes to an end on the 31 March 2018. Prior to the end of the contract Suffolk County Council will work with Leading Lives to find an alternative premise in Newmarket which can support a more flexible offer and attract additional customers – so to achieve a viable ongoing service. If Leading Lives decide to cease the service at the end of the contract or earlier, Suffolk County Council will seek to commission another provider to develop an alternative service.
Leading Lives are aware of the decision and have confirmed their intention to keep the current Newmarket Hub open while seeking to find suitable alternative premises.