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Community laundry room opens in Lache

12 December 2018
The new laundry room opens in Lache

A new low-cost community laundry room has opened its doors to residents in Lache.

Located at The Venue, in Hawthorn Road, the project has been funded by a grant from Sanctuary Housing and generous donations of equipment and expertise from Travis Perkins and Rexel UK.

In the space of just two days, Sanctuary’s local maintenance team transformed an unused storage room at The Venue into a brand new laundry room featuring a washing machine and two tumble dryers.

Staff from The Venue, which is run by Cheshire West and Chester Council, and volunteers from the local community then put the finishing touches to the project, decorating the room and giving it a fresh coat of paint.

Sanctuary resident, Jeff Booth, who has lived in Lache for over 20 years and been a keen campaigner for the provision of additional laundry facilities, was invited to cut a ribbon to declare ‘The Laundry Room’ officially open.

Michele Payne, Sanctuary’s resident involvement manager, said: “The Laundry Room is already being very well-used and will make a big difference to the lives of many of our residents in Lache.

“This is a fantastic example of partnership working bringing real benefits to our local community and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.”

The Laundry Room is open between 9am and 2pm on weekdays and residents are welcome to enjoy a cup of tea, play darts or pool, or surf the internet at The Venue while they wait.

Cllr Louise Gittins, the cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, added: “The Laundry Room is another great addition to the community centre and I’d encourage residents to drop in for a coffee and a tour of the facilities.

“There’s also a fully equipped gym on-site and plenty of activities on offer, so why not get involved and start that New Year’s resolution early.”

For more information about The Laundry Room or other facilities on offer at The Venue, call 01244 972546 or email: thevenue@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

This project is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Chester Community Chest fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

For more information about Chester Community Chest, call 01905 335163 or 01244 305573 or email: chestercommunity.chestfund@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.


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