Grant award to community hub brings face-lift

A community hub is undergoing a face-lift to improve its facilities.

The Northumberland Community Enterprise base in Shields Road, Morpeth, has been getting a new shop front, signage and copying and printing facilities, as well as re-modelling its office to create more space.

The facility provides a range of services, including a handyman, free paint, access to computers, training, help with CVs and job searches, and general advice, in addition to running a community allotment for people to grow their own food, or buy it at low cost.

The office transformation has been supported by Northumberland county councillor for Morpeth Stobhill, Ian Lindley, who provided £7,835 from his Local Improvement Schemes’ allowance.

He said: “I am full of admiration for the team. We have worked together since opening the centre in 2009.

“These improvements will make it even more welcoming and useful to all parts of Stobhill.

“Importantly, Northumberland Credit Union also has office space here so I am very pleased to have been able to fund this work.”