Showing just what it has to offer, the team behind the newly named Holbeach Hub threw open its doors at the weekend.
The building, in Boston Road, has housed the youth club for 70 years and boasts a three badminton court-sized sports hall, office facilities, music room, arts room, office facilities, wi-fi, kitchen area and parking.
Tracey Carter, one of the trustees of the hub, alongside Nick Worth, Sally Horne and Kay Piccaver, said: “A lot of people don’t actually realise what the building has to offer. They don’t know we have that big a sports hall and office space and all these facilities. We also have a pool table and table tennis and equipment.”
Giving a glimpse of what the building could be used for, the trustees held an anniversary celebration on Saturday. Long Sutton Barns popped along and held a pottery painting demo. People also enjoyed a Zumba demonstration, browsed stalls and chatted to the trustees.
Tracey, who is also a South Holland District Councillor, said: “We wanted to celebrate the youth club’s 70th anniversary but also show people what we have to offer.
“We had a lot of postive feedback. One person didn’t know the youth club was there so it was getting the message out on what we had to offer.
“The hub is completely self-funded so the more bookings we get the more money can be put back into it.”
Chairman of South Holland District Council Francis Biggadike attended and unveiled the building’s new look by revealing the new ‘Holbeach Hub’ signage.
A group of footballers and a dance club already use the facilities, and the local branch of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau has a drop in centre one day a week but the trustees would like to see more groups enjoying the facilities.
The youth club meets every Friday evening from 7-9pm.
For more information on the Holbeach Hub, call Tracey Carter on 07719 189528.