Fun for all
Community centre opens its doors
NEIGHBOURS have been jumping for joy at the opening of a new community centre.
The Primrose Bank Centre has been created as part of the £113m Gateways to Oldham regeneration project.
The scheme also saw 121 new houses constructed and 45 existing homes refurbished in the Primrose Bank area.
Residents have already started to take advantage of the new facilities and the centre was officially opened with a community fun day at the weekend.
Carol Taylor, who is also a member of the centre’s management committee, said: “I’ve lived on Prim- rose Bank since 1990 and I’m really pleased with all the improvements that have taken place.
“The estate has a great community spirit and the new centre is a place where residents can come together, access services or take part in the activities on offer.”
The centre hopes to be a hub for residents and will offer a range of services. It will be run by the Great Places Housing Group, which has given the centre an initial £20,000 start-up grant.
Coun Dave Hibbert, cabinet member for housing, planning and transport, said: “The Primrose Bank Centre is at the heart of the regeneration of this estate and I’m pleased it is now open so residents can use it.
“It is right on the doorstep for tenants and means they don’t have to travel to a place where they can meet friends and take part in leisure activities and also access a range of services.
“The regeneration of Primrose Bank and other construction schemes, such as at St Mary’s and Crossley, are transforming housing estates across Oldham.”
For more information visit facebook.com/PrimroseCentre or follow @Primrose_Centre on Twitter.
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