Residents of the Broughton Road area of Skipton are invited to enjoy different fun activities as part of a day to seek their views on the future direction of the Centre.
Since the 1970’s Broughton Road community centre has been quietly serving the needs of the local community providing a venue for parties and different activities from line dancing to cake decorating.
The Centre’s Management Committee are now planning on improving the facilities and increasing the range of activities that the Centre offers. They are consulting local people on what are the needs of the local community and what ideas people have.
On Sunday 23 July (11am – 4pm) local residents are invited to visit the Centre to enjoy refreshments, see the range of activities currently on offer and make their views known.
The Centre has booked a bouncy castle, a face painter and visitors young or old can put their ideas for the future of the Centre on coloured paper bunting which then be used to decorate the Centre and add to the party atmosphere.
Peter Madeley Chairman of the Management said: “Although the Broughton Road Community Centre has been open for many years it is one of Skipton’s best kept secrets. We want to change that and make sure everyone is aware of what the Centre offers, whilst also hearing their thoughts on how we can improve the Centre to meet the needs of the local community now and in to the future.”
Andy Ryland of Community First Yorkshire, who has been supporting the group plan the open day and consultation exercise, said: “At Community First Yorkshire we strongly believe that engaging with local residents to find out what they want is key to making community buildings, such as Broughton Road Community Centre, a success. I’m sure that Sunday’s event will help the Centre identify activities that residents value and help develop a sustainable future for the building.”