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The Medway Centre lands in the heart of the community

6 March 2014

Our residents in Watcombe came out in force to join the local Mayor, Gordon Oliver, to celebrate the grand unveiling of the newly named and refurbished community hub, The Medway Centre.

To mark the launch of the renovated centre the local neighbourhood were invited to view the improved facilities. All whilst enjoying a tasty curry banquet and partaking in a swap shop extravaganza – where unwanted items were exchanged, ranging from gift sets to football boots and DVD’s to children’s toys.

Along with monetary donations from Sanctuary Housing, the much-needed facelift was carried out by over 20 local firms, including Sanctuary Maintenance, to carry out a long list of improvements.     

Gordon Jennings, chair of the community centre committee, said: “We are over the moon with the number of local families who turned up for the launch of our refurbished centre.

“We would like to thank all the local firms who have helped us turn our centre around and the generous donation from Sanctuary Housing. The project to transform The Medway Centre has been community-wide and this is why we wanted the community to rename the centre and be at the heart of our celebrations.”

Torbay’s Mayor, Gordon Oliver, added: “It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet the Watcombe community and learn the story of how they all pulled together for their long-standing community centre.”

Sanctuary Housing’s head of local partnerships Molly Holmes continued: “We are overwhelmed with the support the centre has received throughout the refurbishment project, without all the workmen’s fantastic efforts the centre would not be in the improved state it is in today.”


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