Story and picture by Community Reporter Charlie Watts
The Salvation Army hall at the end of Padstow Road has been closed for many months – but the church has told The Knowledge that it will reopen.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said: “As a church and charity, we carried out a survey of the services we were providing from our hall at Bristol Knowle West and discovered there were other organisations in the area that were providing the same services.
“For that reason, we took the decision to temporarily close the hall while we reviewed the way in which we serve the community of Knowle West.
“As part of that review, we are now looking at a range of different options for the hall – including working with other organisations who have expressed an interest in partnering with us or in potentially using the hall as a base for their services.”
Built in the 1930s, the hall has been a place of worship as well as a community hub for generations.