Oakwood centre re-opens

Oakwood community centre
Oakwood Community Centre on Whitethroat Walk in Birchwood re-opens to the public.
Published: Friday, 4th January 2019

A community centre in Birchwood opens its doors to the public after refurbishment.

Warrington Borough Council has invested £39,000 in Oakwood Community Centre, replacing all flooring, installing new kitchens and upgrading toilet facilities.

The council worked in partnership with a skilled team of workers from neighbouring Birchwood Business Park who redecorated the centre free of charge to support their corporate social responsibility. 

The centre is used by local people and community groups, including some of the borough’s more vulnerable residents. The new-look centre has already attracted new groups including a youth group and mums and tots session.

Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for leisure and community, re-opened the centre on Whitethroat Walk. He was joined by members of the council’s neighbourhoods team, Oakwood Community Association, Birchwood Town Council, user groups and the team from Birchwood Business Park.

Cllr Higgins said: “I am delighted that the council has invested in this centre. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the project, including the team from Birchwood Business Park who worked hard to make the centre a much more welcoming place for local residents.

“We recognise that community facilities offer vital opportunities for residents to get together to socialise, enjoy a hobby, gain a new skill or participate in exercise. It is when we work in partnership that we achieve most.”

For more information about community centres in Warrington or to enquire about booking facilities, email communitycentres@warrington.gov.uk or call 01925 818 017.