Sheffield commnity centre celebrates overhaul

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Community groups are preparing to celebrate the end of a two-year refurbishment project at a Sheffield building.

The Limes community centre, Lime Street, Beighton, is to host an open day to celebrate the scheme’s completion.

Thousands of pounds has been invested in the centre since 2012, as part of an overhaul to make the venue ‘drier, warmer and more comfortable.’

The project has seen the centre’s kitchen area redeveloped and the centre’s doors, windows and tin roof replaced.

Joan Harding, a trustee of the centre, said: “Due to its age and construction, the roof was no longer waterproof and if we hadn’t replaced it, there was every chance the centre would have had to close.

“Our thanks go to The Veolia Environmental Trust, which awarded a grant of £24,756 through the Landfill Communities Fund to replace the roof.”

The centre is used by a range of groups every week, providing hot meals for older people, computer, art and dancing classes, a charity shop and a mother and toddler group.

Paul Taylor, Veolia trust executive director, said: “Centres like this one play a vital role in our communities, providing a place where the community can meet up and access a range of events.”

Trustee Brian Hallows said: “We are delighted the refurbishment is complete and the centre is now a more comfortable and fit-for-purpose venue.”

The open day will be held on Friday from noon.