Children's centre brightened up this summer
Published by Amanda Oswald for Mears Group PLC in Communities and also in Housing
Susie Bell, Tamsin Bell, Tom Norman, Jakub Gabiyeniek, Charlotte Gordon, Jane Taylor, Laura Gaskarth
Agnew community centre in Newton Aycliffe has had its summer brightened up thanks to local businesses generously giving the facility a lick of bright paint.
Mears who repair and maintain homes on behalf of livin and local firm Kerrison spent a week transforming the tired looking centre, reaching high ceilings which had previously gone unpainted for many years due to health and safety. Vibrant colours were chosen for each of the rooms which has been a real hit with the children.
Agnew is a cornerstone in the local community, providing a day nursery, sports clubs and a youth club to name a few. The centre can now offer one of its rooms as a meeting room following the makeover with businesses already showing an interest in using it.
Colin Middlemass, Managing Director, Mears said: “It’s great to see the impact of this project, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we work, we are delighted the children are happy.”
Jon Mitchie, Centre Manager, Agnew Centre said ‘All the operatives from Kerrison were very efficient, helpful, interacted well around the centre and did a first class job. A big thank you to everyone who was involved in the transformation.’
Mears repair and maintain 8,500 homes on behalf livin.
Mears is the leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider in the UK. We provide rapid response and planned maintenance services to Local Authorities and registered Social Landlords and deliver 5,000 repairs every day to a portfolio of nearly 1,000,000 homes nationwide.
Mears Group is also a leading provider of domiciliary care – bringing the highest standards of care to people and their homes. Our 17,000 employees work in communities across the country – from inner city estates to remote rural villages.