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Knowsley community centres get makeovers in Swanside

by Laura Johnston

Volunteers, companies, councillors and staff members have been working hard to improve Roby Community Hub and Swanside Community Centre to make them more accessible and attractive for service users, as well as for local residents.

The areas around both centres were blighted by overgrown trees and vegetation until the group worked their magic. The makeover has left signage and paths more visible, flowering hanging baskets has improved the look and feel of the centres.

The perimeter fence around the community centres, gates and building steelwork are in the process of receiving some attention with a much-needed lick of paint, thanks to the efforts of the Community Payback team. Bird boxes have been installed to encourage wildlife and support the local habitat.

The Roby Community Hub has also been equipped with furniture. chairs, cupboards, rescued from the demolished Roby Community College .

Swanside councillors Graham Morgan, Colin Dever and Christine Bannon are contacting companies encouraging them to offer their time and resources to local communities through their corporate social responsibility programmes.

Companies and organisations who have been working hard alongside the councillors to improve the local community are: volunteers from the community Payback Team, Staff at Balvac, Akzonobel, ADM, Novus, AEC Autocentre, AGE UK Mid-Mersey and Swanside Community Centre.