New start for town’s centre

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The team behind Daventry Community Centre are looking to strengthen their numbers following refurbishment work on the building.

Lead from the roof of the building in Ashby Road was taken in 2010 and there was a danger the centre could be forced to close.

However, the centre managed to raise the £75,000 needed to repair the roof and a new floor has been put in place with further refurbishments planned.

But now the management of the centre is looking for people to come along to its annual general meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, April 29 to pledge their support. They are hoping to get more members to sit on the committee.

One of the current members, Sylvia Wilson, said: “We are hoping to have more people on the committee because they will bring with them new ideas about the future of the centre.

“I think for the newer people in the town, they are not aware that there is a community centre in Daventry.

“The older generation are aware but not so much the new people.

“We even had a call from someone last week who was looking to organise a wedding.

“She has been living in the town for 20 years and she wasn’t aware there was a community centre in the town.” There are final refurbishments taking place to ensure the centre is more widely used.

Mrs Wilson added: “We are putting new windows into the centre and we are looking at refurbishing the sound system on the stage. Since we have refurbished the centre, we have found that it is a lot more widely used. There are opportunities like karate, taekwondo, dog training, ballroom dancing and learning a foreign language.”

Anyone who is interested in joining the committee can go along to the AGM.