PLANS to improve facilities at Warwick Gates Community Centre in Heathcote are well underway.
The £360,000 scheme to create a meeting room and a new kitchen and toilets is being funded through a number of grants including £150,000 from Warwick District Council and £16,000 from housing associations and residential developers L&Q Estates.
Warwick District Councillor Jacqui Grey said: “The Warwick Gates Community Centre continues to provide a vitally important service and meeting point in this area. We are therefore pleased the council has been able to give significant grant funding for this project, which will ensure that the services and space provided here can meet the needs of the growing local community for many years to come.”
Rev Rob Budd, from Heathcote Parish Church, added: “We wanted to reconfigure the existing community centre to have a multi-purpose meeting room to hold more groups and clubs as well as run classes simultaneously to benefit more residents in a growing community.
“We’re doubling the capacity from the current community space which is really important since we want to contribute towards physical fitness, mental health and social isolation across the community and we’re trying to meet these needs.
“Existing groups range from toddler football and pilates to the Brownies and a drop-in café, and we want to expand to offer more services to cover every stage of life.”