Community First acquired the lease of Leigh Park Community Centre in 2016. Plans are now in place at the Centre for a Celebration of the Local Community of Leigh Park, a free event being held on Saturday 11th March - 11.00-16.00.
Celebrate is a new £5m grant programme that launched in July 2016 from the Big Lottery Fund for communities across the UK, to celebrate what makes their local neighbourhood great.
They found that “more than half of people asked, reported they have never or cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their local neighbourhood”.
After successfully applying to the programme, Community First secured an incredible award of £8,528 for the Community Centre to run the event,to bring the neighbourhood together and celebrate the past, present and future of the Leigh Park community that so many people hold dear.
On the day, all corners of the community are invited to come together to Celebrate the services, groups, schools, history and all importantly, the people of Leigh Park. Leah Moore, Centre Co-ordinator says “With a spread of food provided by local businesses, performances on stage by the schools of Leigh Park, and a family movie complete with free popcorn and hotdogs, we are really excited about providing the people and families of the community a day to celebrate, remember, and come together.” There will also be the opportunity for local people to have a say in the future of their Community Centre.
For more information or to get involved with the Celebration event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or keep an eye on the Leigh Park Community Centre Facebook page to keep up to date with the event’s plans on twitter @leighparkcc or www.facebook.com/leighparkcommunitycentre