Overhaul grant saves centre from closure

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An open day will be held at a Sheffield community centre to celebrate its refurbishment.

The Limes Community Centre in Beighton has undergone a transformation after its trustees came up with a three-stage plan for its overhaul.

The centre is used by community groups for events including a lunch club, computer classes and art and dancing groups.

Its redevelopment included improving the kitchen area, replacing windows and doors and replacing its internal celings.

The Veolia Environmental Trust awarded the centre a grant of £24,756 to replace its roof, which trustees admitted may have saved it from closure.

Trustee Brian Hallows said: “We are delighted the refurbishment is now complete and look forward to unveiling the improvements.

“The centre is now a more comfortable and fit-for-purpose venue for current and future users.”

Trustee Joan Harding added: “If we hadn’t replaced the roof there was every chance the centre would have closed.

“Our very sincere thanks go to the Veolia Environmental Trust for all their support.”

The open day will be held on Friday at noon.