EVERYTHING is coming up roses for a Blyth community centre now its courtyard has been given a new lease of life.
Leeds-based insulation specialist SIG Energy Management has re-skimmed and painted the walls of the Buffalo Centre’s courtyard ahead of Duchess of Northumberland Jane Percy’s visit there later this month.
The firm is also helping improve the surrounding area by providing energy-saving options for residents.
Eileen Cartie, the centre’s manager, said: “I am delighted with the kind offer of support for the community centre.
“The yard was in dire need of refurbishment, and this company has saved our association lots of money as funding is short in our current climate.”
The refurbishment was also the company’s way of thanking volunteers for letting its workers use the centre in Regent Street while they carry out work on nearby properties.
A spokesperson for SIG Energy Management said:“We are assisting in preparing the Buffalo Centre for the up coming visit by the Duchess of Northumberland and carrying out work to the courtyard free of charge was a way of helping the local community and for the support of the centre for allowing SIG Energy Management employees for using the facilities on site.
“We are currently working with Northumberland Warm Zone, carrying out external wall insulation to the houses in the area.”