Community hub launch event in Eastbourne Park
Lascelles Community Partnership is led by residents who are keen to make a difference in the local area. With the good will and hard work of the residents and volunteers, they aim to improve quality of life and the environment in the Lascelles and Bank Top area. The partnership has been working with Cummins, Darlington Cares and various other sponsors to refurbish the old bowling pavilion in Eastbourne Park which is now known as the Community Hub.
The Community Hub has been running for just over a year with a group from the Links, a council service for people with learning difficulties, attending on Tuesdays between Noon to 2pm to sell homemade soup, sandwiches, and hot drinks and on Wednesdays, volunteers sell breakfasts from 9am-Noon.
A launch event is being hosted at the Community Hub on Thursday 24 January at 10am with all sponsors, supporters, and volunteers invited to attend. The Mayor Veronica Copeland will be attending from 11:30am.
Christine Dickinson, Chair of Lascelles Community Partnership, said: “A massive thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who have put in hundreds of hours of work to improve not only the hub but Eastbourne Park. Without you all, this would never have been possible. I am delighted to see such a huge community spirit, and I am sure the good work will continue.”
Lascelles Community Partnership and Darlington Cares would like to give their thanks to Nobia Ltd (Magnet), Brinkburn Domestics, Mitie Ltd, Easby Flooring, Arrow Doors, Ryder Industrial Services, Darlington College and Darlington Borough Council who all provided their services and materials free of charge for the renovation of the café.