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Bentley Heath Community Centre revamp gets £25k boost

Bentley Heath Community Centre has been awarded nearly £25,000 to undergo a refurbishment.

Bentley Heath Community Centre.

A Solihull community centre has been awarded nearly £25,000 to undergo a refurbishment.

Bentley Heath Community Centre on Widney Road has been given the cash by The Veolia Environmental Trust and the money will be used to refurbish the hall’s toilets, upgrade the kitchen and replace the windows.

The grant, which was awarded at the quarterly board meeting on March 23, was out of £1.4 million pot shared between 36 community and environmental projects throughout the UK.

The grants are awarded through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Since 1998, the scheme has handed out over £4.3 million to 109 projects in the West Midlands.

Lettings secretary at the centre Alan Lang said: “This grant is great news for Bentley Heath and the surrounding area. The improvements will mean the hall will be a focus for a wide range of activities for people of all ages and abilities.”

Bentley Heath Community Centre has been at the heart of Bentley Heath for over 60 years. It is a thriving hub for many regular activities and serves both the local community and the wider community of Solihull Borough.

The executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, added: “We have been supporting community and environmental projects for over 17 years.

“We are pleased to be helping the community association make this project happen and I look forward to seeing work start.”

 

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