Community centre opened by 'celebs'

PROUD residents saw the results of months of fundraising when a new community centre was opened in Adastral Close, Felixstowe.Representatives from various areas of the community gathered at the centre for the grand opening .

PROUD residents saw the results of months of fundraising when a new community centre was opened in Adastral Close, Felixstowe.

Representatives from various areas of the community gathered at the centre for the grand opening .

The official opening ceremony was performed by Allen Marvelley , chairman of Orwell Housing's tenants services committee.

He said: "This centre is unique in that it is probably one of very few in the country that has been completely tenant-led. The tenants raised all the money themselves. The input that Orwell Housing had, was in helping with the siting and the planning process.

"I told the residents they didn't need a celebrity there to open it because they are the celebrities themselves thanks to all their hard work."

In total, almost £12,000 had to be raised to set up the centre.

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It will provide a range of services including regular surgeries by the police and the tenants' association.

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