A centre for the community

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NEW facilities at Rastrick High School will be shown to the public on Thursday, October 27 with the aim of making the building a centre for the community.

The school’s start-of-the-art techology centre, which opened earlier this year, is already used by the Rastrick community for ward forums and PACT meetings. Now Rastrick Community Hub has been formed to look at new ways of using the building and involving people living in the area.

The chairman is Adrian Hartshorn and the other officers are Colin Meredith, treasurer, and Coun Ann McAllister, secretary.

Mr Hartshorn said: “The governors at Rastrick High School have given this marvellous fa cility for the community to use after school hours. It is a fabulous building and the facilities must be among the finest in the area.

“How it progresses now that it is up and running is down to ideas from the community and we have organised a launch event so that people can see what we have to offer and come up with ideas.”

The launch event will take place from 3pm to 7pm and admission is free. Activities on offer will include: hair-styling demonstrations, beauty tips, a community garden tour and exhibition by Field Lane Children’s Centre.

There will also be a workshop on utility bills, an exhibition by Voluntary Action Calderdale, a logo competition and tour of the centre. Local councillors will also attend the event.

“Along with the other trustees, who include Bob Parker and the Rev Matthew Pollard, we are still feeling our way but we are very keen that the centre, which has its own dedicated reception area and car parking area as well as superb facilities, should be used to the full.”