58 Flaxley Road

Our Space

In 2019 Selby Big Local bought a derelict shop in the heart of the Big Local area, to transform into a vibrant, community owned and community-led space. This followed four years of talking to residents to understand what issues are most important to them. Finding a place for residents to come together and make “community happen” was a priority. 58 Flaxley Road is just a building; what is important to us is the people that visit it, the residents that come to think of it as a safe and welcoming haven, and for the opportunities that having a community owned space, that responds to local priorities, can bring to the wider community.

We are about change for our community and we have called 58 Flaxley Road, ‘Our Space’.

As residents we believe in our community and the power of honest and authentic voices to bring about change.

We see Our Space as a place for socialising, learning and enterprise, offering everything from cookery classes, workshops and classes, after-school activities to volunteer-led projects, but what the space offers is up to you!

We have been working with Thread Architects to co-design the space and create physical plans to reflect the community vision. We’re working hard to secure funding and we hope building work to start in Spring 2021. In the meantime, we will be running a full programme of events and activities to provide alternative opportunities for us to come together as a community, socialise and learn and we welcome all local residents to get involved.

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Or email: ourspace.flaxleyroad@gmail.com

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March 10, 2022

Food waste action 2021

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March 10, 2022

Community fridge volunteer event

We are hosting a volunteer event where we will be bringing everyone who volunteers together for a big workshop. the date of this event will be on the 25/11/21… The reasoning for holding this workshop is because we want to better understand the quality of our volunteers experience and also take feedback for how the fridge operates in itself. Another…

March 1, 2022

Eat And Energise cooking project 2021

Eat and energise is a community cook-a-long that has limited spaces. the dates are as follows: 24th June, 22nd July and the 19th august, these are the starting dates but each slot runs for 3 weeks. If you would like to secure your place then call 07458385990 or email communityfridge@selbybiglocal.org.uk to get in contact with us so we can add…