A local community centre is celebrating clocking up 25 years of serving Lichfield.

Curborough Community Centre opened in 1994 by then Mayor of Lichfield, Terry Finn.

Now the President of Curborough Community Association (CCA), which runs the centre under lease from Lichfield City Council, Terry was there to celebrate the anniversary along with Lichfield’s Deputy Mayor and Sheriff, users of the centre and it’s board of trustees.

Mark White (Friends 2 Friends and CCA Trustee), Terry Finn (Chair of CCA), Ania Kluk (Senior Centre Co-ordinator), Robert Yardley (Deputy Mayor), Dr Daryl Brown (Sheriff), James Flintham (Chair of CCA)

A spokesperson said: “There was a fantastic turnout at the event, including users of the centre Vision Dance, Friends 2 Friends, Lichfield Live at Home and Save Friary Grange.

One of the centre’s users even baked a celebration birthday cake for attendees to enjoy.

Linda of Friends 2 Friends cuts the cake with CCA trustee Sientje Sherry.

Friends 2 Friends, who use the centre weekly as well as the associated Cruck House, took care of refreshments for all the guest, while Vision Dance treated everyone to a taste of their competition dancing displays before getting guests involved themselves, including local councillors.

Vision Dance get everyone dancing with some moves to “Baby Shark”

There were also displays by the Lichfield Live at Home group, and Save Friary Grange showed off the many posters designed by children as part of their local campaign.

Curborough Community Association Chair, James Flintham, said of the event: “It was fantastic so see so many turn out to our 25th birthday celebration and is a real testament to the strong sense of community we have here in north Lichfield, and how big a part of it Curborough Community Centre is.”