Hub begins to make a difference in village
Published at 12:00, Monday, 29 August 2011
THE organisers of a new community group have spoken of its success just six months after it was launched.
Broughton Hub is a partnership between Kepplewray, Broughton Information Centre and the Victory Hall, aimed at bringing more people to the village and helping boost business.
The hub has already arranged litter picks, helped staff village events, found volunteers to help run the information centre and help in the school. There are already a total of 12 volunteers but the group is always looking for fresh faces.
One of the group’s early successes saw an army of volunteers turn out to clean up litter strewn across the village.
The hub is planning on gathering a work party to tidy up untidy bushes around the Victory Hall in Station Road and has plans to create a book of remembrance for those who have died fighting in armed conflicts.
Selwyn Wright, a volunteer with the hub, said: “Over the past few months a total of 12 people have come forward to volunteer through the hub.
“We now have two gardeners and two outdoor helpers at Kepplewray, two lunchtime receptionists in the information centre, a reading mentor at Broughton C of E School and a driver with the soon-to-open Age UK project.
“The hub is starting to make a real difference around the village but there is still a lot to do.”
For more information or to get involved, contact Selwyn Wright on 01229 716936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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