The George Ward Centre
Posted by keizyboi95 on Sat, 03 Jul 2010.
The 3d of July marked the grand opening of the George Ward centre, named after a man of great influence in Leicestershire, George Ward. This centre had been made possible by the old Cedars Project. The support and involvement of Leicestershire County Council must also be recognised. Ruth Carmomile, Barwell County Counciller and David Parsons, Leader of the Leicestershire County Council, have been very supportive and influential in this project from its inception.
Officers from Leicestershire County Council have since formed a strong partnership and supported and worked with the management committee to ensure the building of this facility. Although it has taken some considerable time, I hope you agree with me that they have succeeded in fulfilling their mission by creating a new purpose built sustainable community resource facility to meet the identified needs of the local community.
On the opening there were lots of groups and business's showing their support to the community event, such as Hilltop Radio, Total Combat Krav Maga, and much more. Now the old Barwell Library has moved into the George Ward Centre too, which has made a massive improvement, along with a new futuristic look and computer suite.
The George Ward Centre is very spacious with over 7 rooms to hire. A youth group will be opened at the George Ward Centre which more infomation will follow shortly.
As I was representing, Hilltop Radio, The Jitty, HBYC and The Peer Mentors, I was shown on BBC and ITV news. David Herbert, the person who wrote "The Life and Times of, George Ward, of Barwell (1879-1951)" was signing and giving free books, and fortunately I managed to get a signed copy.
David Parsons, Leader of the Leicestershire County Council said that "This place will provide oportunities for all youths and even adults, to express their thoughts on the community".
Please be sure to vist the George Ward Centres website at http://www.georgewardcentre.co.uk/