The Green Man at Six Brixton

Written by Future Brixton team

June 11, 2015
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The people behind the Green Man Skills Zone at Loughborough Junction have taken over running the community space at Number Six on behalf of Brixton Green. Six Brixton is the former meals on wheels kitchen that the council has made available on a ‘meanwhile’ basis until construction starts for the Somerleyton Road project – currently expected in November this year.

Over the next few days they’ll be undertaking some maintenance and redecorating work and will be ready to re-open next week for local bookings and some exciting projects for the months remaining. Michael Groce from the Green Man talks about their plans:

Our job is to make sure a wide variety of local people get to use the space at Number Six, as well as support those already doing so.  People can get in touch about renting this much needed community resource or come along to some of the fantastic events.

More importantly we want Number Six to be at the forefront of the future development on Somerleyton Road – somewhere local residents can come to for information about what’s happening and for training, apprenticeships and job opportunities.

This means using our experience and expertise to help local groups and individuals benefit from the Somerleyton Road and wider Future Brixton projects.

What’s coming up

From the end of June we hope to have set up our café/enterprise drop-in. This will be a weekly advice and guidance session designed to mentor local entrepreneurs. Expert volunteers will assess draft business plans, identify potential funding sources, and evaluate financial options offering advice and support on setting up and strengthening local businesses to local people.

We’re also working on two heritage projects and will be looking for people to get involved – so please watch this space.

Contact the Green Man

Contact Michael Groce at mgroce@greenmanskillszone.com or 07432 216 930 / 0207 926 5607

About the Green Man

At the Green Man Skills Zone

Green Man is a not for profit community organization that assists small community groups access funding to make their projects a reality. It also assists social enterprises to bring about local community benefit. Green Man manages the Green Man Skills Zone training and employment hub for Lambeth residents – delivering and hosting support services for people wanting to return to work or to increase their skills.

Green Man has run projects that help people get work, set up their own business or acquire the skills needed to access the vacancies becoming available within the borough.

Brad Carroll – Director, Brixton Green says: “The Green Man Skills Zone has been fantastic at nurturing local enterprises and supporting local people into employment. We want to help make sure the Somerleyton Road Project provides jobs for local people. Having Green Man Skills managing Number Six will help ensure this happens.”

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