Hayling Island Community Centre Association is proud to declare their new building officially open for business, after a special ceremony in November. Cllr Andy Lenaghan, long term supporter of the Community Centre, was invited as the guest of honour, cutting the ribbon on the new annex, and leading everyone through to unveil a plaque.
Centre Manager, Tania Jones, gathered everyone together to say a huge thank you to the local community who have supported the new building through the Buy a Brick Scheme and other fund-raising efforts. The Roll of Honour is on display featuring all the names of people, groups and organisations who have taken part.
Postcode Publications were especially thanked for a large donation towards the project, which will help provide new cricket facilities in time for next season.
The annex consists of a large community room upstairs, with kitchen and toilet facilities, and the Café, T @ the Park, downstairs. The café is now open every day from 830-430pm serving delicious cooked breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis, home-made sausage rolls, quiches, soups and mouth watering cakes and treats. With lovely views across Hayling park and comfy sofas, you will be given a warm welcome from the café team. The extra space will enable more groups and services to be run from the Centre, which is so well supported by the community.
“I am particularly proud of the Team and what they have achieved, having been the Councils representative on the board of the Community Association. Tania, Tina, Mandy and Lyn have all put so much effort into raising the funding needed.”