Basildon Council hand over £40,000 to Laindon community centre

£40,00 for community centre

£40,00 for community centre

First published in Echo News

A COMMUNITY centre has been given a £40,000 windfall for maintenance.

Last year, Basildon Council agreed proposals to set aside £500,000 to give delapidated centres in the borough a makeover.

But it would only give the cash to centres that had signed up to a new community lease allowing the council to take a more handson approach to maintaining buildings.

Presidents Community Association has been given the cash for its community centre in Hoover Road, Laindon.

The cash will go towards future upkeep of the building, and is in addition to new security fencing being installed by the council.

Paula Brown, who runs Tick Tock Pre-School at Presidents, said: “It will not only benefit the pre-school, but the whole community as well. Parents are over the moon with the changes.”

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10:00am Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Comes in handy for the repairs needed, after the hoodies have said hello, although this monetary gift is such a rarity, one can't but think it has an another reason...elections ?
Comes in handy for the repairs needed, after the hoodies have said hello, although this monetary gift is such a rarity, one can't but think it has an another reason...elections ? Nowthatsworthknowing
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11:11am Sat 5 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Spending a few grand on the community centre won't sweeten the voters too much I doubt. I'm pretty sure they're more interested in getting the long drawn out mythical regeneration of their shopping centre kick started. But the council haven't grown a big enough set yet to do anything concrete about it.
Spending a few grand on the community centre won't sweeten the voters too much I doubt. I'm pretty sure they're more interested in getting the long drawn out mythical regeneration of their shopping centre kick started. But the council haven't grown a big enough set yet to do anything concrete about it. Howard Cháse
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