Community group gets grant boost for repairs

Members of St. Peter's Community Centre Management Committee
Members of St. Peter's Community Centre Management Committee

Repairs to a community centre in Sowerby Bridge can now begin thanks to a £60,000 funding boost.

The SITA Trust, which supports projects through the Landfill Communities Fund, has donated the cash to help refurbish St Peter’s Community Centre.

The Victorian building, which was formerly the village school, is in need of modernisation and will get a re-surfaced driveway, a new kitchen, re-decoration, and some new windows.

Reverend Jeanette Roberts, chairperson of the Centre Management Committee said: “I envisage increased membership of groups using the centre and more outreach projects being organised.

“The centre is in a very good location for mission and outreach, and has huge potential to be an even bigger asset to the community.

“The improvements will provide better facilities for the community, and prove an important link between community and church, with facilities for a wider range of users.

“We’re continuing our search for funding to complete the renovation, but we would also like to thank Awards For All, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Bishop’s Development Fund, All Churches Trust, The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Committee, private donors, and a pledge from The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation.”