Early Memories

The Eighties

Community Spirit

Present Day


Moulsecoomb Members  

Moulsecoomb health clinic

Moulsecoomb Health Clinic

The Nineties
Pictured here are two community buildings erected in the early nineties as a result of consultation between the Moulsecoomb Forum and the council.

Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre


Dave Barnard was instrumental in Moulsecoomb being included in the government’s regeneration initiative 'New Deal for Communities', catchment area. Initially only the estate of Whitehawk was to be included in the government scheme. Dave fought for Moulsecoomb to have a share of the funding. He attended an important planning meeting and argued for the people of Moulsecoomb to have equal access to the regeneration opportunities that were being offered to those in Whitehawk, again stressing the social problems and poor housing conditions. He managed to get policy written into the delivery plan of a commitment for houses to be extended. Currently he is discouraged that this hasn’t materialised yet.

The St Georges group's view was that St. Georges Hall was underused during the nineties. There were weekly bingo sessions, and Russell cooked breakfast for the workmen about three times a week. Josie’s family started up a social group entitled ‘Mates’ which ran for a while. Other groups did start up and run for a course of time but it wasn’t until the introduction of 'New Deal for Communities' that the Hall became to be so widely used as it is nowadays.




Local residents' experiences of and contribution to a community