Stoke Heath Community Centre supported by Clegg Construction

Local community centre Stoke Heath has received a refresh to their facilities following a connection formed by the Community Resilience team and local developer Clegg Construction.

Cllr Tariq Khan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “I’m so pleased to see even more positive partnerships being developed between the Council, local community groups and developers.

“The renovations that have been completed in the community centre will make a real difference for people that visit and use the building and will help to maintain such a fantastic facility for everyone that lives locally.”

The developers, who are currently working on new student accommodation on the Stoney Stanton Road, volunteered time, materials and labour as part of their community outreach.

Katie Sergiew, Community Centre Manager, said: “We cannot thank Clegg Construction and the Community Resilience Team enough for giving up valuable time and resources to make Stoke Heath Community Centre a brighter, nicer place to visit. This has made such a difference to us and all who use the centre.”

Stoke Heath Community Centre supports a host of different people in their local area throughout the week. The centre has something to offer to everyone, with activities for all ages. The centre also has a pool of volunteers supporting the activities and events on a weekly basis, providing numerous people with the chance to get involved with activities they would not usually be able to access.  

Andrew Wells, Senior Project Manager for Clegg Construction, added: “Working in construction is amazing when you can give something back to a community. I’m hoping that all the community that use this facility will appreciate what we’ve done and Clegg Construction can leave that legacy for when we return again another time.”

Clegg Construction was placed in contact with the Community Resilience Team to identify groups and organisations that may benefit from their skills and support. The team had been supporting the community in Stoke Heath and were aware of the centre’s needs, so put them in touch to coordinate the works.