PUPILS from Westbury Leigh Primary School have been celebrating the construction of the Leigh Park Community Centre by burying a commemorative time capsule on site.
Building for the centre is on schedule and it is expected to be open by the end of the year.
Children from the nearby Westbury Leigh school recently joined developers, community association members and Wiltshire Council representatives to help mark the event with the burying of a commemorative time capsule.
The pupils have created a silk flag, and written work about school values and the Olympics for the capsule. The capsule also includes contributions from Persimmon, developers ISG, consultants Ridge, and a Jubilee flag and artwork from the Leigh Park Community Association (LPCA).
“We are all very excited about this special milestone in the development of the centre. We have been waiting a long time for this and it is great to see it really taking shape as a much-needed facility for our community,” said LPCA chairman John Rogers.
John is now appealing for more local people to come forward and join the association to help with the running of the centre and make best use of the new facility. Bookings are already coming in for variety of uses from parties to playgroups to keep fit groups, while the centre will also be the new home for Westbury Leigh and Stormore Baptist Church. The £750,000 centre, which is being built on land near Tesco Express in Palomino Place, has been planned to make best use of the space with facilities including a bar, kitchen, small and large meeting rooms and car parking.
If you are interested in booking the hall or in volunteering to be part of this community project contact John on 01373 858377. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more on the Leigh Park Community Centre Facebook page.
Funding for the centre has come mostly through a Section 106 planning agreement with Persimmon which is the principal developer on the 1,200-home Leigh Park development.
Other funds which will help fit out the centre with a state-of-the-art kitchen and catering facilities, have come from Wiltshire Council, Westbury Area Board, Community First and Hills Waste Solutions. The project has been led by Wiltshire Council.
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