Following the decision not to relocate a local school to Parkfield, Torbay Council are currently exploring future options to help find a sustainable solution for the centre and its users. This solution is likely to comprise of a number of elements with the main focus being on the development of youth related provision.
Currently Parkfield continues to be the operational base for the Youth Service and Young Carers, as well as hosting an increasingly diverse range of activities during the day time. These include an over 50’s group; use of the facilities by schools; the climbing wall is back in operation; a 12 week rugby training course which is being run by Exeter Chiefs is starting this week and the hall is being used by a local cheerleaders’ group.
Councillor Julien Parrott, Executive Lead for Adults and Children, said: “We are considering what commercial opportunities are available for the future of Parkfield and have engaged specialist advisors in this respect. These opportunities will include a range of possibilities for use including a wide range of activities. This piece of work will ensure that contact is made with local interest groups and wider potential partners who have shown an interest in Parkfield.”
To participate in this soft market testing exercise please register your interest through www.supplyingthsouthwest.org.uk. Everyone who registers will be sent an information pack providing further details and the council’s aims for Parkfield along with a number of questions which will require a response. Completed responses should be returned by 17th November 2017.Follow