A community facility has been awarded £7,000 in funding by a local organisation.
The money has been donated to Ashington Life Centre by the Potland Burn Surface Mine’s Community Trust Fund.
The money is to help to update and refurbish the busy community building that was formerly the police station and law courts.
A spokesperson for the community facility said: “We are all over the moon with the award and the interest and investment in our work from the team at Potland Burn and its benefits committee.
“We have 15 community projects now working from the Ashington Life Centre and a large team of 60 volunteers helping each other and the local community.”
Ashington Life Centre has been transformed from a derelict building to a busy and thriving community hub.
There is a community café that offers good company and a safe place to be as well as hot refreshments, a charity shop, back to work training and support, crisis intervention for people who are living in poverty or starting up with limited or no support, a Teen Bar for young people, plenty of volunteering opportunities and much more.
Everyone is welcome to pop-in for a cuppa or to find out what else is on offer.
The centre is open to everyone Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday form 10am to 3pm.
For more information call in or visit www.realdealplus.org.uk