Plans have been unveiled for Nuneaton’s first Hindu temple to serve the town’s growing Nepalese community.
If given the green-light, the temple will be built in the ‘beautiful and tranquil’ garden at the back of Wembrook Community Centre.
The town has strong links with the Nepalese and Gurkha community, with hundreds of families choosing to make Nuneaton their home.
Vinod Shrestha, the general secretary of the Nepalese Community Nuneaton (NCN), is championing the plan and hopes it will be receive the backing of the town.
He admits the plans are in the early stages and designs and costs for the temple have yet to be finalised.
But, thanks to the directors at the Donnithorne Avenue-based community centre, the NCN has a place where the temple could soon stand.
“An opportunity has come across to build our own temple,” Mr Shrestha said. “A hub where we and other community members could come together to practice, learn and celebrate religious events.
“I truly look forward to this dream becoming true.”
A meeting has already been held to gauge views of not only NCN committee but also the wider community and to discuss the ground work for the plans.