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Celebrate local community facilities at new open days

Published: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018

A series of open days at community centres across the borough of Kettering is taking place this summer; come along to any of them to enjoy entertainment and information.

The first of the open days will take place at Highfield Barnes Community Centre on Wednesday 11th April, 10am – 1pm.

Head to Highfield Barnes on the day for an Easter Egg Hunt*, Raffle, Teddy Tombola and refreshments. There will be the opportunity to speak to local community services, engage with staff at the centres and enjoy refreshments and activities for all the family.

Come along and ask any queries you may have to representatives from the Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Fire Service and various teams from Kettering Borough Council. Visitors will have the chance to receive free health checks, advice on budgeting and Universal Credit, food safety, hand washing, community safety tips, various fun activities for the children, plus much more!

Over the course of the year more events will be held at other community centres around the borough:

•    Crescents Community Centre: Friday 1st June, 10am – 2pm
•    Burton Latimer Community Centre: Tuesday 21st August, 10am – 2pm
•    Counties Community Centre: October, date TBC.

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“We’re keen to raise the profile of community centres across the Borough of Kettering. Come along, take part in the free family activities and find out more about the facilities on offer.”

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community & Leisure, said:

“These facilities are a key hub within a community and it’s important for local people to know what is available on their doorstep. The community centre open days are also a great chance to meet local people and get any advice you may want from local support agencies”.


*The Easter Egg Hunt costs 50p to enter and children must be accompanied by an adult.