Plans for community hub at derelict Salt River site

Wesley Ford – 20 Jan 2022

The Salt River Heritage Society plans to build a community hub on a derelict plot it holds the lease on.

The society secured the lease from the land’s trustees three months ago.

“This plot has been derelict for over two decades, and we had a lengthy interaction with the trustees to explain what our objectives were, and we managed to sign the lease agreement,” said Anwar Omar, the society’s vice-chairman.

The society won’t pay rent but will take sole responsibility for the upkeep of the Fenton Road plot, which is the size of a football field…