Trustees sign lease to take over running of local community centre

Published November 1, 2018 at 13:52

Trustees of a Rossendale community association are celebrating after signing a lease to officially take over the running of a local community centre.

The Whitewell Bottom Community Association has signed a 99-year lease for the Whitewell Bottom community centre, taking it off the hands of Lancashire County Council.

The process has been several years in the making, with the group producing a business plan and eventually being successful in completing a community asset transfer.

The centre will continue to be used by people of all ages, including the main tenants Whitewell Bottom Pre-School.

Amanda Robertson, Trustee of the Association, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the lease transfer has finally been completed. We can now go full steam ahead with our plans to adapt the building to increase capacity for pre-school children and offer local groups meeting facilities at very reasonable rates.”

To celebrate the news the trustees are holding a celebration event at the centre on Saturday, November 10 from 2-4pm.

Several groups that use the facility will showcase their talents and residents are invited to come and show their support.

For more information call: (01706) 218613.

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