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There are other 'community shop' schemes being proposed within the Parish. Here's how Heart of the Village is different:

 

  • The Heart shop and café will be an independent, freestanding building that does NOT include any new housing
  • This project is NOT being used as a vehicle to push through a large housing development
  • The shop, café and surrounding site will be wholly, not partially, owned by the community, forever
  • Our new Heart will be created for and operated by our community
  • Morgan’s Field is a beautiful 4-acre site, all of which will become open to the community
  • The site will give everyone access to an additional stretch of Cradley Brook
  • The central location is convenient for people living in both halves of Cradley and in Mathon
  • A new Heart on Morgan’s Field will bring the whole of our village together and will act as ‘social cement’ 
  • As a purely community-led venture, the project will have access to a large range of grants and other funding streams, including a share of the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • The Heart concept already has support from Community Enterprise experts who are not available to help commercial operations
  • A dedicated team of villagers is in place to advance the project and has already formed a Community Benefit Society
  • Update Thursday 28th December 2017

    Our planning application was due to be discussed at the Planning and Regulatory Committee on Wednesday 17th January 2018. It was with great disappointment that we have received an email from...

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  • Statement to the Parish Council Thursday 10th August 2017

    On the evening of Tuesday 8th August, Cradley Parish Council discussed the revised plans for the Heart of the Village project. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting to give their support...

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  • Planning Application Wednesday 28th June 2017

    We have finally managed to get all our updates in for planning. We updated our wildlife survey on Morgans field and we were very excited to have found evidence of otter passing through. We found no...

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  • New Year Update Friday 27th January 2017

    Our planning application is still with Hereford. We are waiting for input from the Highways Department before we finalise the revisions to our application. We have been asked about the status of our...

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