Community hub revamp

South Kirkby Community Centre is refurbished
South Kirkby Community Centre is refurbished

A COMMUNITY hub re-opened its doors after it was brought into the 21st century with a modern refurbishment.

The centre, on West Street, South Kirkby, was fitted out with a new kitchen, bathroom, extra toilets, extension and fitted with internet ports.

There is also a combined heat and power boiler to make the facility environmentally friendly.

The refurbishment was completed by Chevin Housing Association and Bramall Construction.

Peter Buttree runs the facility and is a member of the South Kirkby Residents’ Association.

He said: “We are thrilled with our new facility and would like to thank everyone involved for making it possible.

“We can now offer more educational and social events to the community and more importantly work with our partners to help unemployed people get back into work.”

Recently, the community centre enabled more 60 young people to gain construction skills certificates by giving them access to IT facilities.

This will help them work towards careers in the construction industry.

David Smallman, procurement manager at Bramall Construction said the community spirit in South Kirkby was inspiring and hoped the new centre would be used and treasured for many years to come.