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Re-opening ceremony for centre

A £250,000 revamped community facility in Hall Green was officially opened by the Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Reverend David Urquhart on Sunday.

A £250,000 revamped community facility in Hall Green was officially opened by the Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Reverend David Urquhart on Sunday.

The Paradise Centre in Highfield Road is run by St Peter’s Church and the project has seen its buildings, which are over 40 years old, completely refurbished and transformed including a new kitchen and heating system, improvements to facilities for people with disabilities and the construction of a new foyer.

Martin Stephenson, vicar of St Peter’s said: “This is a wonderful demonstration of what a church community can do when we work together and with other agencies for the benefit of all.”

Several organisations supported the project including The Veolia Environmental Trust which awarded a grant of £13,250 through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Organisations using the facilities include the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades, senior youth groups, toddler group and Scouts, Beavers and Cubs.

The Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Margaret Cobbold added: “The Trust works to support community and environmental projects across the UK and it is always a pleasure to see the opening of one we have supported.

“I hope the Paradise Centre serves the people of Hall Green and the surrounding area for many years to come.”

 

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