Official re-opening for Lichfield community centre

A community centre in Lichfield has reopened after a £21,000 refurbishment.

Rooms were repainted, the kitchen was refitted and a new disabled toilet was added as part of the revamp for Mill Lane Link in Fazeley.

Cllr Joseph Powell cuts the ribbon at Mill Lane Link

Cllr Joseph Powell cuts the ribbon at Mill Lane Link

And the centre is now being used by the people of Mile Oak and Fazeley after the official opening by Cllr Joseph Powell, Lichfield District Council’s Chairman, and Cllr Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing and Lichfield Rural East county councillor.

Jacob and Archie Williamson playing in the reopened centre

Jacob and Archie Williamson playing in the reopened centre

Groups, such as Crafty Buddies, Rhythm Kids, Song, Rhyme & Storytime, Heart Felt Holistics and Fazeley Women’s Institute, who use the centre, were also at the official opening.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

“Mill Lane Link is such an important part of community life in Mile Oak and Fazeley, and it is wonderful to see how it has been transformed. It is now a light and airy space, and we’re delighted it is already attracting more interest from local groups who are keen to start using this handy community facility.”

Staffordshire County Council’s Community and Learning Partnership funded £15,000 of the Mill Lane Link improvements. Lichfield District Council funded the remaining £6,000 of the project.

Cllr Ian Parry, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added:

“This building has long provided local groups with a valuable space to hold their meetings. We were pleased to be a part of the project to improve the building to make it more pleasant for everyone, and to encourage even more groups to use it.”

Mill Lane Link is on Mill Lane in Fazeley. It has a meeting room and kitchen that can be booked for £5 an hour by calling Lucie Broad at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308218 or emailing lucie.broad@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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