Open for com­mu­nity

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A NEW com­mu­nity cen­tre in Hamil­ton Hill will cel­e­brate its pub­lic launch with a fun-for-all open day.

The Hub 6163 is a vol­un­teer-run com­mu­nity cen­tre cre­ated through the Hamil­ton Hill Com­mu­nity Group that aims to bring lo­cals to­gether for a range of artis­tic, mu­si­cal or so­cial en­deav­ours, in­clud­ing movie and pizza nights, a choir, writ­ing and craft work­shops and yoga classes for adults and pre-school­ers.

There are also work­shops in the pipe­line for the rest of the year, in­clud­ing craft, ceram­ics, sewing, sing-alongs and a barista course.

The cen­tre’s open day will have a range of ac­tiv­i­ties to en­joy, in­clud­ing free pizza and cof­fee, fun for the chil­dren and mu­si­cal per­for­mances.

The Hub 6163 vol­un­teer Alan Han­cock said there had been a no­tice­able need for more com­mu­nity cen­tres in Cockburn.

“Com­mu­nity hubs and one-stop-shops have be­come buzz-words within govern­ment as com­mu­ni­ties in­creas­ingly de­mand re­spon­sive ser­vices and spa­ces where peo­ple can par­tic­i­pate in ser­vices, group ac­tiv­i­ties, hob­bies, and ad­vo­cacy,” he said.

“Peo­ple will not only con­nect with other peo­ple in their com­mu­nity, make new con­nec­tions or re­con­nect with other com­mu­nity mem­bers, but also learn some new skills and per­haps de­velop their in­ter­est fur­ther.”

The Hub 6163’s open day is on Novem­ber 17 from 1.30pm to 6pm on Star­ling Street, Hamil­ton Hill.

Email hamil­ton­hill­hub or search for The Hub 6163 on Face­book.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d488011

Richard Beav­itt, Su­san Flavell, Alan Han­cock and Chris­tine Duck­ham with Jaffa.

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