Sun shines for first open day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By STEPHEN BRIGGS stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et­stephenb

THE SUN shone for a spec­tac­u­lar open day at a town­ship com­mu­nity cen­tre.

The first open day to be held at Hamp­ton Vale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in West­lake Av­enue, Hamp­ton Vale took place on Satur­day, with more than 200 peo­ple turn­ing up to see what the cen­tre had to of­fer.

The open day gave a num­ber of com­mu­nity groups the chance to demon­strate their ac­tiv­i­ties and let res­i­dents have a go at try­ing them out.

Cen­tre man­ager Krissie Moore said the open day had been a great suc­cess.

She said: “We have been open since Novem­ber but this is the first time we have had the chance to have an open day like this since then.

“The idea was to in­vite as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble along, so we could show what goes on here.

“We had about 200 peo­ple through the doors through­out the day, which was fan­tas­tic.

“A lot of the peo­ple who came along went away with timeta­bles of the ac­tiv­i­ties, and some of them even said they did not know we were open, so it was good to see those peo­ple come along.”

On the day there was a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties for peo­ple to take part in, in­clud­ing ta­ble ten­nis, zumba, kick box­ing and danc­ing.

There was also a wide range of things for younger res­i­dents to do in­clud­ing face paint­ing and a bouncy cas­tle on the site.

The cen­tre is now gear­ing up for its Queen’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions, which will take place next month.

The cen­tre is tak­ing part in The Big Lunch project, where it will or­gan­ise a gi­ant party for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The cen­tre is en­cour­ag­ing as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to come along to join in the fes­tiv­i­ties and make it a suc­cess.

Mrs Moore said: “Peo­ple can come along, and bring their own lunch as part of the big party.

“There will also be lots of other ac­tiv­i­ties such as a bouncy cas­tle and other games tak­ing place.”

All are wel­come and the cel­e­bra­tions will take place at the cen­tre on Sun­day, June 3 be­tween 1pm and 5pm.

Picture: ROW­LAND HOB­SON.

Fun: Chil­dren who had their face painted as part of the Hamp­ton Vale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Fun Day on Satur­day.

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