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Bromford has teamed up with a Gloucestershire council to offer a new community hub for local volunteer and neighbourhood groups.

The housing association’s commercial property team has offered Tetbury Town Council the use of Old Coombe House, on New Church Street, on a rent-free basis after the previous users of the two-storey building ceased operating.

The first floor will continue to be used by Tetbury Model Railway Club, which has a number of permanent model railway layouts, and the town council is now urging local groups and users to get in touch as the premises start their new life as a community hub.

Bromford, who are landlords of the property, carried out a number of improvement works to the roof and windows before handing the keys over to their local authority partners recently.

Sharon Wooldridge, head of commercial property, said:

Old Coombe House is in a brilliant location in the town and the town council felt this would be an ideal place to bring the community together. We have a number of properties nearby and felt this was a very worthy local initiative that could bring wider benefits to local people and that’s why we were delighted to let the council have use of this hub on a peppercorn rent basis.

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