BISHOP’S Tachbrook’s new community centre has thrown open its doors.
The St Chad’s Centre has been in the planning for over a decade but after a number of setbacks it is finally a reality.
It cost around £730,000 to build. Warwick District Council and Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council provided grants of £450,000 and £70,000 respectively. A further £35,000 was granted from charitable trusts and the residents of Bishop’s Tachbrook came together to raise the final £175,000.
Chair of the St Chad’s Centre trust Andrew Day said: “I have had the privilege of working over the past 14 years with a band of dedicated volunteers to help bring this important community facility to life.
“To say that we’re delighted, excited and yes, exhausted would be an understatement – this is the culmination of many thousands of small steps forward and quite a few steps backward at times.
“St Chad’s Church and our parish council came together to make this happen and what a brilliant partnership it has been – we started out to build a community centre and in the process ended up building our community life.”
Already running at the centre a groups for children’s martial arts, dance and cooking, as well as adult cooking classes and pilates.
Visit www.bishopstachbrook.com/st-chads-centre for further details.