Sanctuary Housing and Sanctuary Maintenance have joined over twenty local companies and tradesman in and around Watcombe in a DIY SOS project on the town’s community centre.
The project, which will make the centre accessible for people with disabilities, began after a £3,000 donation from Sanctuary Housing who funded part of the refurbishment. The rest of the materials and labour were donated by the local trade including Sanctuary Maintenance.
Carpenters and plumbers from Sanctuary Maintenance’s south west team carried out the final works to the project which finished at the end of last week.
Ian Howse, South West Operations Manager at Sanctuary Maintenance, said: “The refurbishment has brought the whole community together to make a public centre more accessible for everyone.
“We are delighted to be able to contribute to such an exciting project.”
Local residents also have the chance to rename the centre after a competition launched by the centre’s committee.
Gordon Jennings, Chair of the Community Centre Committee, said: “We are so pleased with the support local people have given this project. It proves that the centre is at the heart of our community and therefore it seemed right to give residents the chance to rename it.”
The new name will be announced at the launch event on 22 February 2014 that will bring residents and the local trade that have contributed to the project together.
The afternoon will host community lunch swap shops where families can swap unwanted items, while enjoying tasty refreshments at the new hub of their neighbourhood.