Cluntergate Centre had, in recent years, been facing dilapidation. A leaky roof and rotten windows were just some of the issues that were preventing the hall being put to full use by local groups. Biffa Award funding gave the hall a much needed face-lift. Improvements included roof repairs, better facilities and developing the kitchen into a community café. With no other similar facilities in the locality these improvements have been vital in keeping the community groups, from kickboxing to tea dances, alive. Horbury Community Centre Trust aims to address economic and social needs within the town and is now using the Centre to tackle issues such as isolation, mental health, anti-social behaviour and obesity. Materials used in the project were sustainable and environmentally friendly including energy reducing measures.
It’s the people who make the Cluntergate Centre such a wonderful place. The friends that I have made here have been lasting. To know that the building is going to be updated will keep people coming, both new and old. This is such lovely news. - Pat Goodall, Volunteer
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