Honeybun Community Centre (Previous Harrow Women's Centre)
Lease - A new contracted out lease is being offered for a term of 5 years subject to a mutual break clause at the end of the third year. The lease will be on a full repairing and insuring basis
Rent - Offers are invited from parties wishing to use new community facilities for social uses in the Borough. The Council seeks a rent in excess of £17,000 per annum exclusive of rates, VAT and all other outgoings, subject to contract. There will be a rent review at the beginning of the fourth year.
Current community usage
1) Honeybun Tenants Residents Association
The TRA require access to hold meetings. Currently this will be one evening a month.
The TRA also require access to a shed for storage. This shed is accessed via a gate into the outside space around the centre.
2) Anchor Hanover Group Residents (Local Housing Association). *
Require access for weekly social events, currently held on Tuesday afternoons.
* TBC - Details being checked by LBH
3) The current planning classification is -
"The property has permission for a Women’s Centre, with occasional use as
Community Centre (WEST/764/02/FUL)"
This will need to be checked by the potential leaseholder, and a change of use planning application may be necessary. Help and guidance can be given regarding this.
We are looking to work with the council and wider VCS to facilitate another VCS organisation taking on a lease to operate from the site.
Opportunities to view the premises have been arranged with Harrow Council.
Two dates have been made available for viewing.
Thursday 26th between 10.00am - 12.00pm (drop in)
Tuesday 8th October between 15.00pm - 17.00pm (drop in)
A council officer and VCS representative will also be available to answer any questions.
One of the other options we are exploring is for a community hub type of facility, where individual time slots are available for VCS organisations to run services from.
These will be offered on a free of charge basis. This initial request is to find out if there is any interest for this sort of space. It may well end up that this is an unsuitable use for the Honeybun premises, but other premises and sites will be available.
An expression of interest will help us to build a programme of services that could be operated from a community hub.
Message from Glen Hearnden, Chair of Harrow VCS Forum