21st Jul, 2019

Hillfields community centre secures £75,000 towards refurbishment

Emily Fish 9th Jul, 2017

A COMMUNITY centre in Hillfields secured £75,000 towards its refurbishment – which includes an accessible kitchen.

St Peter’s Centre in Charles Street has unveiled a new kitchen designed to cater for people with disabilities.

The money was raised through donations from local and national foundations and waste recycling charity WREN.

The kitchen has been fitted with new flooring which has been designed to be ‘sympathetic’ for visually impaired and older users.

Training cameras have also been installed to enable large groups to access training via a plasma screen in the main hall.

The project took 18 months – and includes new flooring, a new heating system and new lighting.

The Bishop of Coventry, Dr Christopher Cocksworth, the Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, Cllr Tony Skipper and chief executive of Coventry City Council, Martin Reeves attended the official opening last week.

Centre manager Joan Haywood said: “It’s a wonderful facility. I’d like to thank the generosity of everybody who helped make it happen.

“I’m looking forward to seeing many groups benefit from the new kitchen facility.”

Bishop Christopher added the centre shows ‘Coventry at its best’.

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