03 December 2008>
A community centre in Rhymney has received a major facelift thanks to funding from Caerphilly County Borough Council's 'Renewal Area Initiative'.
Over the last few months, the Lower Rhymney Community Centre (formerly known as Lower Rhymney Community Hall) has seen some major improvements, including a state-of-the-art extension and onsite parking. The centre, which dates back from the 1960s, is now fully accessible and features a room in memory of the late Cllr Selwyn Lewis, who did a lot of good work in the Rhymney Community throughout his life.
An official launch of the completed extension was held on Wednesday 26th November. A number of services which operate in the Rhymney area, including Healthy Living, the 50+ Forum and Communities First, attended the event to showcase some of their activities and share their expertise with the visitors.
Following the plaque unveiling ceremony by Caerphilly County Borough Council's Mayor, Cllr Anne Collins, the centre opened its doors to the public.
Leader of Council, Lindsay Whittle, joined the Mayor, local councillors, staff and residents to celebrate the re-opening of the centre. He said, "It is such a pleasure to be here today to witness the improvements made to the Lower Rhymney Community Centre. The new extension is a great asset to the community and I look forward to seeing it being used for community education classes and leisure activities for many years to come."
For further information about the Lower Rhymney Community Centre please contact Community Leisure Officer, Steve Hawkins, on 01443 863348.
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