Monthly Archives: June 2015

Grand Opening

On Saturday 20th June we’re pleased to say that we finally opened our doors to the public for an official opening.
Before telling you about the event we would firstly like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along to the opening event today, to those that set up stalls to show you what they were offering, and those that helped out with time or tables or cleaning or tea making or photo taking!

We hope that everyone had as fantastic a time as we did and enjoyed being able to see the centre for our community.

The day kicked off with some speeches by the Mayor and some of our local councillors, moving on to an official ribbon cutting outside with group photos of our community in front of the centre.

For the rest of the day we had a very informal format with the centre open to have a look around, the main hall being the place of most interest. With Guides, Scouts, Childrens group, Fitness groups, and a family church group being represented we hope that most of the community were able to find something of interest that will be on offer in the centre. Of course we had free refreshments throughout the day which included, what we originally thought was, an astounding amount of cake, there were many empty cake trays by the end!

Within the centre we set up a space where children could sit in our quieter meeting room with the brightly coloured kids tables and chairs and enjoy a bit of colouring in. We’re pleased to say we had some fantastic images drawn by the children and will be picking a winner for a small prize shortly.

We placed a comments box in the reception area of the centre and are incredibly pleased that this was used, if you’d like to read some of the comments left, and our feedback you can find them here: You said – Our feedback

We’ll be putting up images shortly, both here and on our social network Facebook and Twitter feeds, but if you have any images from the day we’d love for you to share them, join our social networks or email us any time!

Again a massive thank you and we hope this proves to be an amazing start to a long serving centre that works for it’s community!

It almost feels unreal, but our Grand Opening is finally happening at 10am on June 20th.

We’re really excited about the day and hope that as many people as possible come and join us in celebrating the long awaited opening of the centre.

Throughout the day the volunteers of the Association will be around to try and answer any questions you may have, we’ll have a variety of regular hirers on site to give you information about what they may be offering, an official opening will take place with a ribbon cutting, we’ve had confirmation that some of our local PCSOs will be on site – perhaps bring your bike and see if they can give advice on keeping it safe from theft, and of course there will be light refreshments and some childrens activities!

Leaflet