Appeal for volunteers as Red Street Community Centre launches a new fundraising group and plans a series of exciting events

A group of volunteers have come together to organise an exciting programme of events as they work to revive the fortunes of a village community hall.
A junior football tournament, a beer festival, a Northern soul night and a series of car boot sales are being organised at Red Street Community Centre and on the neighbouring sports ground run by the hall’s committee.
“We have launched a fundraising committee to promote the community centre and sports field as a hub for the community,” said David Grocott. “We want to represent the whole community and would appeal for local residents to join us at our monthly meetings.
“The facilities at the community centre are fantastic and it is used by several clubs and groups, but the fundraising committee has been launched to promote events that can bring the whole of the village together.”
The well-equipped community centre has a bar and a large hall suitable for everything from martial arts to tea dances. The centre received a £80,000 grant in 2015 which paid for a refurbishment and structural work.
The events programme kicks off with a car boot and table top sale on Sunday, 3 June (10am-1pm) and could become a regular event. To book a place as a trader please call Dave Grocott on 07757 747691
The Red Street junior football tournament will take place on Sunday, 15 July. Teams aged 11 to 14 can take part, contact Dave Grocott on 07757 747691
The community centre’s first beer festival takes place between Thursday, 2 August and Sunday, 5 August. There will be a wide range of real ales, craft beer and ciders available, plus a gin bar. Food and entertainment is being planned during the four-day event and there will be opportunities for local businesses to sponsor a barrel of beer. Contact Dave Caddy on 07912 794284 to get involved.
David said: “Details are still to be finalised for future events including a Northern Soul night. If anyone has any further ideas for events they would be very welcome to come along to a committee meeting to put them forward.”