When threatened with the potential demolition of the community centre, people of Linskill and North Tyneside came together to turn the building into a community asset.
Key objectives & Outcomes
After the closure of Linskill secondary school in 1984, it became a council-run community centre. When the council threatened to demolish the building, the community came together to establish the Linkskill and North Tyneside Community Development Tr
Asset transfer to the community
This was one of the first transfers of an asset from a local authority to a community in 2006, and the only asset transfer in North Tyneside. Not only that but it is one of the largest ever made in this country.
As a flourishing business, the organisation has been able to grow its staff numbers from 22 to 70 in the course of the last ten years.