The Pulse is a community friendly venue offering an ever changing programme of events, workshops and room hire. We are situated a stone’s throw from the town centre. The Pulse is fully accessible and offers a place where people can feel engaged and connected, to each other and to their community.
The space is accessible for people who use wheelchairs and buggies. We have baby changing facilities; encourage breast feeding and offer weaning food for children (see catering). We also have computer facilities and a comfy relaxing sofa area.
“I enjoyed how child friendly and relaxed this space was”
“Made to feel welcome with the children. Kids toys are great”
“I like the Pulse. It's always bright and airy and staff are always helpful and friendly - I love it!”
The Pulse completely embraces environmental and ethical values. For example, it is working towards a zero waste policy and positioning the Pulse and Eco Shed as a centre for sustainable excellence. The space promotes good environmental practice and awareness though interaction with a wide variety of people and groups – modelling how to be eco-friendly and reduce waste.
24 photo-voltaic solar panels have already been installed on the roof in order to generate green electricity and there are plans to add rain-water harvesting tanks to enable rainwater to be used for flushing the toilets.
The site also houses the Skillnet Group Eco-Shed as an emerging social firm. The Eco-Shed is run by people with learning difficulties who make eco-products out of recycled wood (and other materials) to sell at craft fairs, on our website, local country parks, wildlife and environmental centres and other outlets.
Both The Pulse and the Eco-Shed offer people supported by Skillnet Group opportunities to practise the skills that they are developing, in real-life settings.
29 Park Road