asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has received any applications for funding under the inner city programme to deal with the problems arising from defective features and facilities at St. Barnabas community centre, St. Paul's, Bristol.
No. However, following recent discussions, in which representatives of Avon county council and the St. Paul's Community Association participated, an application for £45,839 capital grant under the 1985– 86 urban programme, to provide equipment and furniture for the St. Barnabas community centre, is being reformulated to cover work to one of the buildings involved.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set up an inquiry into the design and consultation about St. Barnabas community centre, St. Paul's, Bristol, funded under the inner city programme by his Department.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current total cost to the inner city programme funds of St. Barnabas community centre, St. Paul's, Bristol.
£360,000 capital and £8,500 revenue expenditure.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultation took place between his Department and community interest groups before approving the funding for St. Barnabas community centre, St. Pauls, Bristol.
The need for a community centre in St. Pauls was identified in one of several reports prepared jointly—following the disturbances in the area in April 1980—by Avon county council, Bristol city council and the Bristol council for racial equality It was one of the topics discussed when a deputation from these bodies met Ministers, led by the then Secretary of State for the Home Department, in July 1981. Support for the project in principle was agreed at that time. Where a project is funded under the urban programme, it is for the applicant authority, rather than the Department, to consult interested community groups.