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Oldham community centre gets a revamp

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Published by Emma Baylis for Contour Homes in Communities and also in Housing

Shanine from Contour Homes and local residents enjoy the new kitchen at the community centre. Shanine from Contour Homes and local residents enjoy the new kitchen at the community centre.

The much used and well loved community centre for the Avenues & Hollins Tenants & Residents Association in Oldham has recently been fitted with a brand new kitchen thanks to social landlord Contour Homes, part of Symphony Housing Group, and funding from the National Lottery.

Shanine Meadowcroft from Contour Homes said:  “The community centre is home to a large number of groups in the area, and the building, which was built in 1981, was in dire need of a replacement kitchen after 30 years of use.”

Contour Homes helped the residents association apply for financial support through the ‘Awards for All’ lottery scheme which provides grants to local community-based projects in the UK. Funding was secured last year and also included money for kitchen furniture, flooring, and electrics.

Shanine said: “The kitchen is used on a regular basis and plays an important part in community activities that take place at the centre.

“The renovation project has provided a more spacious, safe and efficient kitchen facility which will contribute to the success of future activities in a clean and modern environment.”

Throughout the year there are lots of activities hosted at the centre and groups using it include toddlers and parents, youth groups, older people and estate residents on training sessions. 

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