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Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire

Longlevens Community Centre to undergo major refurbishment

Press Releases - 27/04/2018

Longlevens Community Association

Longlevens Community Association has received a grant of £60,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust towards the refurbishment of the Longlevens Community Centre.

The Centre is widely used in Longlevens and hosts numerous activities from lunches for pensioners to activities for children including martial arts and Brownies, and this grant will see the Centre improve its facilities to encourage greater use by the community.

Murray Browning, Chairman of Longlevens Community Association, said "The Trustees of Longlevens Community Association are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £60,000 towards refurbishment of the Centre."

"This grant will enable the Association to refurbish the main hall and passageway, along with improvements to the entrance and social club. It is going to bring the building right up to date and improve the energy efficiency of it. We cannot wait to get work started and look at more ways the local community can use the Centre. Even before the work has started we have been able to benefit Longlevens by donating chairs to our neighbours at Longlevens Junior School."

"The work will be commencing next month, and we are hoping to have it completed by September."

"Thanks to The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust and the Local Communities Fund we are really excited to see the project start."

Longlevens Community Association is based in Church Road, Longlevens, has over 600 members and is regularly used by the under 5s to over 95s. The Centre is open to all, but there are advantages to membership such as reduced bar prices and invites to special events.