New management wanted for community centre

Published January 18, 2017 at 14:27

Dedicated local groups or organisations are being invited to take over the running of Greenfields Community Centre.

The centre in Green Lane, Blackburn, has been managed by H F Trust since January 2013, but due to challenges in adult social care funding they have announced they are unfortunately no longer able to run it.

H F Trust, which is a charity supporting people with disabilities, is very keen to work with the new management to continue delivering activities at Greenfields.

Blackburn with Darwen Council is now seeking local organisations to come forward if they are interested in managing the centre, which has a diverse user base.

Greenfields Community Centre is a multi-use facility and is a hub of activity with a community café, a private nursery and hosts a wide range of activities for groups including youth club, archery, yoga, majorettes and an over-50s group.

A meeting with centre user-groups will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 6pm at Greenfields Community Centre. The Council will be completing a formal tender process but would like organisations interested in the opportunity to come forward to request an informal discussion or attend the above meeting by contacting rizwana.zaahid@blackburn.gov.uk

Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Young People, said:

We are very keen to talk to local groups who might have an interest in managing the centre for the local community. Greenfields is a fantastic community centre and it provides wonderful activities for everyone”.

We would like to thank HFT and their staff for their hard work and dedication to the centre over the last four years.”

 

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