Calls for a plasterer so Gosport community hub can get up and running

Tammy Kent
Tammy Kent
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CALLS are being made for a plasterer to help get a community hub going.

Tammy Kent has been trying to get a room at the back of Rosie’s Kitchen, in Gosport, ready for groups and youngsters to use.

But the walls need plastering and Tammy has been let down by a couple of plasterers who said they would do the job.

All the materials needed for the room to be plastered have been donated from Wickes, in Fareham, but a professional is needed to do it.

Tammy said: ‘The final piece of the puzzle before we can start decorating is a plasterer.

‘Once that is done, everyone can help paint and move furniture in and get the room ready for kids, groups and charity events.

‘It has been a little bit frustrating but the whole community has been really supportive and everyone is rearing to go to get the room up and running.

‘Lou Wingfield at Wickes has been amazing, giving us the materials for the walls to be plastered and painted.’

Tammy, 39, looked to set up the room at the back of the cafe, on Rowner Road, in February.

She has been overwhelmed with the support from the community and different groups who want to use the space.

She added: ‘Already I have had people getting in touch wanted to use the space even though it isn’t ready yet.

‘The support from people have been great and a little unexpected.

‘I just want to get the room ready now so everyone who has helped me can use it.

‘We have already been given an Xbox, television, DVD player and stereo so almost everything is ready.

‘I did hope to have it open by the Easter holidays so it is a bit of a shame that that hasn’t happened.’

In the meantime, owner of Rosie’s Kitchen, Vicky Wallace, has given Tammy access to the main cafe for her to hold events.

Tammy said: ‘Vicky has been a star and thanks to her we have held a number of workshops for kids like pizza making.’