A new ‘community hub’ was formally launched in Highbridge on Monday (16th November).

The building, which replaces the old Police Pod, is in the Asda Car Park in Caxton Road and the Highbridge beat team hope that it will be used not only by the police but also by community groups as a meeting place.

PCSOs Sam Piers and Pete Williams worked hard to secure funding to implement the project, which came from Somerset County Council’s Troubled Families Project, along with continued financial support from Asda for the running cost of the building.

PCSO Piers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We are delighted to be opening the new Hub. It’s in a brilliant location and a lovely new building which can seat about 15 people. We want it to be used by the communities of Highbridge and the surrounding areas, so please do get in touch with us if you want to book it.”

“The police will be continuing to use the facility and we will put the dates and times of when we are holding Beat Surgeries, and other events, on our website so please visit our beat pages.”

“I would like to extend our thanks to Asda for their continued support, Portacabin for their donation towards the building, Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor Council’s Troubled Families Fund for their donation and to Bespoke Manufacturing of Highbridge for the art work supplied. We are really grateful to them all.”

Bookings to use The Hub can be made by email at community_highbridge@asda.com