COUNCILLORS and school staff will be joining forces to manage a new building due to be built at Watermoor School for the whole community.

Cirencester Town Council and Watermoor Primary School are pairing up to manage the new education and community facilities at the school on Kingshill Lane and will be building a brand new building for the people of the community to use.

The new building has been funded by the developers of Kingshill north and south, who have homes near Tesco Extra and Century Way, and will meet the needs of the whole Beeches community.

With more than 600 homes planned for the area, the developers were required to provide funding towards local facilities.

The facility will be part of the new school building but will be separate and solely for community use.

The agreement term is for 15 years and Cllr Mark Harris said it meant the town council would be in an important relationship with the school.

At a council meeting this month, members discussed whether Beeches Community Group should be able to use the school's facilities at the new site of Watermoor School.

“I was invited into discussion with Watermoor School and one of the things members said explicitly was that Beeches Community Group would be able to use facility,” said Cllr Shirley Alexander.

"I think the issue here is that community support is for the community."

The new building, which can be used for birthday parties, community groups and sports teams, is planned to be up and running by spring 2015.