£150K revamped centre set to open
New look £150K Community Hub to open its
Circus skills, street dancing and a bouncy
castle are part of the celebrations to mark the opening of a new
£150,000 community facility in Borehamwood.
National affordable housing provider Affinity
Sutton has invested more than £150,000 to transform the Farriers
Community Centre, on Farriers Way, into a new look Community
The centre has been closed for five months
while builders got to work on extensive structural works including
a new roof, kitchen and bathroom, internal decoration and a new
secure IT suite. The grand opening will take place on
Saturday 13 August 12.30- 4pm.
The refurbishment is part of Affinity Sutton’s
national community hub programme which is part of a wider network
of hubs across the country all receiving significant investment
from Affinity Sutton.
The hub will also provide accredited training
courses, help with budgeting and courses designed to help get
people back into work. There will also be volunteering
opportunities available for residents on the estate and the wider
Matthew Parsonage, Head of Neighbourhood
Investment for Affinity Sutton, which has around 5000 homes in
Hertsmere, said: “We hope that Farriers Community Centre will
become a real ‘hub’ of the community. We want the facility to
be well used by all ages for a wide range of activities for a long
time to come – everything from helping people get back into work
through CV workshops to IT courses. We also want to expand
the services we have on offer and are keen to work with other local
Local partners have been invited to help
celebrate the hub’s grand opening including Community Action
Hertsmere, Vibe Youth project, CBS, Apollo, the police, fire
brigade, Youth Connexions and Hertsavers Credit Union.