Community centre is a hive of activity

Celebrating 35 years of fashion ' Ann Wright, Suzie Lawson and Cindy Marritt at their event in the Curlew Centre.
Celebrating 35 years of fashion ' Ann Wright, Suzie Lawson and Cindy Marritt at their event in the Curlew Centre.
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It’s all change at the top with Alan and Helen Barber bowing out as chair and secretary of Sutton Bridge Community Centre Fund, which runs the thriving Curlew Centre on Bridge Road.

New chair Mick Flindall said: “Helen and Alan have been pivotal in making things happen in the centre and establishing it within the village. The many and varied users are grateful for their careful management since it opened.”

The couple were presented with gifts including a cut glass bowl and matching glasses, along with their favourite tipples, as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work.

Opened in December 2011, the centre has become a hive of activity. It houses the parish office and community library and users include the youth club, kick-boxers, Citizen’s Advice, Bridge IT, Slimming World and Sutton Bridge Friendship Club.

The centre also caters for special events and Cindy’s, the ladies’ fashion shop on Bridge Road, celebrated 35 years there with a fashion show for 70 guests. The fashion show included a raffle that raised £440 for St Barnabas Hospice.

Curlew Centre manager Anne Scarlett is keen to welcome new users – rooms can be hired for meetings and family events – om 01406 351122 or email bookings@thecurlewcentre.co.uk