Funds approved for vital repairs to centre roofs

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TWO roofs at Daventry Community Centre look set to be fixed after the town council gave its backing to a £10,000 project.

Daventry Community Association has asked the town council for £9,992 to fix the roofs at the centre on Ashby Road.

Councillors have agreed to hand over the cash once they have further information on the structural survey and cost as well as a statement from the owner of the building.

The flat roof over playgroup room two currently has a bad leak and fixing it would allow the pre-school group to return to their allotted rooms.

It is currently using a different room in the building.

The second roof that needs repairing is above the disabled toilet.

Back in 1968 townspeople raised money to build the community centre and it was opened a year later.

As well as playgroups, the centre is now also used for Slimming World meetings, line dancing, indoor bowls and Zumba classes, amongst other things.

At a finance and policy committee meeting on Monday night Daventry town councillor Maureen Luke said: “The community centre has been there a long time and lots of people use it.

“This is only a small amount of money really to repair the roof and I think we should support it.”

Councillors recommended to grant the funds as long as all their requests are met.