Here’s an important press release from The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre:
The first part of the major exterior renovation of the Parade, Hoylake Community Centre has now commenced with the complete roof replacement. The [Wirral Council] Asset Transfer scheme is transferring this building to the Community.
The new charitable company, formed from the Joint Management Committee which has run the building for over 20 years, has secured finance from a charitable fund for the replacement of the slate roof, new drains and car park.
The work will take several months to complete but will result in a wonderful facility for local people.
Vaughan Williams, Chairman of the JMC said:
“It is hard for us to believe that we have come from fighting for the very survival of this wonderful building to the position where we are now confidently looking to its being here for the next 100 years. Nearly £2m has been spent over the years in creating this fantastic facility for the use of all local people for recreation, education and entertainment. The original committee and the new board are all unpaid volunteers and I am very proud of what they have achieved for the local community.”
The Edwardian building on the promenade was opened as a school in 1909 and was saved from demolition by local groups over 20 years ago. It is now a thriving and well used hub for the Community hosting Food Fairs, Film Nights and many classes and is a Centre for Dance and Music. All rooms and halls available for hire by the Community.
For further information contact the Centre Manager Gill Norris on 632 2889 or firstname.lastname@example.org