Go-ahead given for community centre plans in Bryn

Bryn Support Centre Community Interest Company has made a successful bid for The Diamond Club.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 7:00 am
Coun Jones with Courtney Bampton, children Tommy and Lilly-Mae and Ben Charlton from the support centre

The group will now take over the Grey Road building and turn it into a hub for everyone of all ages.

The plans will see a cafe and advice centre housed at the venue, while it would also play host to a boxing and youth club and various bingo nights.

Under the business plan, the centre will run a pay-as-you-feel cafe four days a week, as well as an advice centre during the day.

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Locals have said the centre will be a very welcome hub for all residents deprived of such facilities.

Coun Steve Jones who heads the organisation which runs a shop at Bryn Cross offering cheap food for struggling families, said he was “delighted”.

He added: “We have been successful in getting The Diamond Club to create a much-needed community centre for all ages.

“This will be ran by my organisation Bryn Support Centre CIC with all our fantastic volunteers.

“We will be up and running in April.

“Thank you to everyone for their support and Wigan Council who ran a fair competition for all three groups who bid.”

Coun Jones went on to appeal for people to come forward with any further initiatives.

He added: “If anyone has any ideas they would like to run please get in touch.

“It took a few years but I’m glad I delivered on my pledge to get a community centre for Bryn.”

The development comes after the local authority put the building up for a five-year lease.

The town hall had invited groups to place interests in the building and it saw them have to submit a business plan.

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