Kitchen’s a cracker

(L-R) Mayor of Rotherham, John Foden, joins members of the Henley Community Group, Councillor Kath Sims, Councillor Jahangir Akhtar and Willmott Dixon's General Manager David Coldwell to re-open Oates Close Community Centre
(L-R) Mayor of Rotherham, John Foden, joins members of the Henley Community Group, Councillor Kath Sims, Councillor Jahangir Akhtar and Willmott Dixon's General Manager David Coldwell to re-open Oates Close Community Centre
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Something good is cooking at a Rotherham community centre – where everyone is making the most of a new kitchen.

Facilities at the Oates Close Centre,Henley, have been upgraded thanks to a team of tradesmen from repairs and maintenence company Willmott Dixon Partnerships.

They spent a week refurbishing the kitchen, replacing old units and work tops, laying a new floor and installing new plumbing fixtures.

It was reopened to the community during a special ceremony attended by Coun Jahangir Akhtar, Coun Kath Sims and the Mayor of Rotherham, Coun John Foden.

Michael Pearson, of Willmott Dixon, said: “We were approached by Coun Akhtar to see if there was anything we could do to help improve the facilities at Oates Close.

“This centre means so much to so many people in the local area and is used frequently.

“We were happy to step in and make a difference to the facilities, and we hope this kitchen will serve the community well.”

Coun Akhtar said: “I’m pleased Willmott Dixon were able to support the Henley Community Group with this kitchen refurbishment.

“It is a great example of our partnership working together in ways to benefit the local community.”

Mick Williamson, Willmott Dixon managing director, said: “This is very much part of our ethos called Transforming Communities.

“This is about how we can make a real, positive difference to the lives of people living locally.

“We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave a real legacy.”