The village’s community center

Identification

  • Project's name : The village's community center 
  • Country : France 
  • Area (for France only) : Normandie 
  • Thematic : Local stores 

Structure

  • Structure name : Mairie 
  • Postal code : 76113 
  • City : Saint-Pierre-de-Manneville 
  • Tel : 09 63 60 55 19  
  • Email : blog.mannevillais@orange.fr 
  • Type of structure : Non profit organization 
  • Project's manager contact : Maire 

Presentation

  • Context, issues : To face the closure of the last shop, the town council organized a meeting with the inhabitants about the creation of a new place in the village.
    The observation: the village is affected from the Rouen’s attractivity and is deserted by their shopkeepers. The aging population is suffering because of it and wish for a new shop of first necessities and services, which would allow them to save a car trip to the hypermarket. But inhabitants also lament the lack of social link and would like a place where they could meet and exchange.

    The implementation project of a multi-purpose place is born from the cooperation between a village, the actors of support to the emergence of innovation (l’ADRESS, the Upper Normandy Factory) and associate inhabitants.

     
  • Goals : -offer proximity services
    -consolidate activities between local partners
    -animate the village
    -promote the social link
    -ease the daily life of the population
     
  • Targeted audience : All publics 
  • Actions implemented : After discussion, the project of a community center in the village emerges, it regroups a welcoming place (a café, a reading managed by the locals), a service place (ironing, shoe repairing, relay package etc…) and a grocery store of local products in short circuit.
    The community center makes all these services easily accessible for the senior citizens of the village.
     
  • Project's start year : 2015 

Resources

  • Technical and human resources, partners : - 1 manager of the Community center
    - association of inhabitants (for the animation of the place)

    Feasibility study conducted by Facility Serv 

Conditions of success

  • Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors : To makes the project viable, the inhbaitants' implication is crucial.