Gedling Youth and Community Hub

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April 2020 Update

During the restrictions that have been applied during the Covid-19 Emergency, we have focussed on maintaining the security of the Gedling Station building, with daily visits to check the premises.
In consultation with our local Community Police Officers, to ensure that we are compliant with Government social distancing guidelines, we have been able to complete a number of our regeneration targets during these daily visits.

Working alone, we have been able to make steady progress whilst maintaining and improving the security of the building, following last months unfortunate vandalism.
The progress has been slow, but steady. Since March 1st 2020, the following has been achieved:

UPSTAIRS
Loft; removed all “junk” for removal.
Floorboard/carpet all areas for easy access

Upper floor – removed all junk for disposal. Deep clean and tidy
Office space – removed all junk. Reorganised.
Stairway / Lower Lobby – deep clean and tidy for safe and easy access

Loft space – boarded and organised

GYM
Relocated all roof tiles
Clean walls
Clean floor
Reorganised Youth Club stores (table tennis / pool tables / chairs)
Repainted the deeply graffiti-stained walls
Refurbished the basketball hoops and boards

Gym ; After
Clean and painted
Gym ; Before
Graffiti and tired

DOWNSTAIRS

ENTRANCE LOBBY
Deep cleaned and reorganised
Security and Safety Equipment sorted
All Safety equipment reorganised to easy access.
Noticeboards cleaned and repainted to address graffiti
Doors repainted to address graffiti

Lobby ; After
Fresh painted and Cleaned
Lobby ; Before
Graffit and Tired

KITCHEN AREA
Cleaned and tidy
Recovered counter top

TOILETS
Ladies toilet – deep cleaned and tidy
Gents toilet – deep cleaned and tidy
Disabled toilet -deep cleaned and tidy.Repaint to address the graffiti-stained walls

Disabled Toilet ; After
Cleaned and Repainted
Disabled Toilet ; Before
Graffiti covered and Tired

OTHER AREAS
Back lobby area – clean tidy and reorganised. Replace and repaired sunken floor.

Store roomsreorganised wood and equipment storage

OUTSIDE
Security issues addressed
Platform area security addressed

ROOF
Flat roof weak points addressed – courtesy Alan Chapman – Local Roofer

Flat Roof After
Damaged areas recovered and sealed
Flat Roof ; Before
Damaged – Leaking

NEXT PROJECTS
Deep clean and repaint of the “Waiting Room” area, to create Meeting and Event space
Deep Clean and repaint of the Cafe / Youth Club area.
Repair and replace various roof panel / tiles around the Station

Minor Electrical, Plumbing and Plastering tasks . ** (Can YOU help?)**
Clear and organise the car park area – clearance of weeds and unwanted foliage
Hire skip to dispose of junk / waste materials

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Can YOU Help Us?

At the time of this update, it is unclear when the restrictions on movement and working will be lifted – however, we shall continue to work towards our targets.

Once they are lifted – we would really appreciate YOUR help – could you possibly you spare a few hours, to help in the regeneration of this wonderful Victorian Station..?

As always – we shall welcome any help and support that can be offered.
If you feel that you might have a skill or talent that might help – PLEASE do not hesitate to get in touch. Whether you have a skill that can help us with those projects listed above, or simply wish to get involved with the regeneration of this wonderful Victorian Building – send email, to

markm5xth@gmail.com ;

Once restrictions are lifted, we will certainly get back to you.

Alternatively, join us on our Facebook page ; Friends of Gedling Station.

Take care and Many thanks


Francis Rodrigues

Chair ; Gedling Youth Club and Community Hub
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30th April 2020

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