Members and user groups at Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre are celebrating a funding boost thanks to support from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP).

The ever popular community centre has recently been asset transferred from Durham County Council, and as part of the process the Centre’s Volunteer Management Committee identified a number of areas within the building that required improvement.

The centre successfully received funding from GAMP through the Neighbourhood Budget of County Councillor Sarah Iveson and former County Councillor Jed Hillary. The funding was used to replace the worn flooring in the entrance foyer.

Vince Crosby, Chairman of the Centre, said: ‘I’m delighted with the support we received from Councillor Sarah Iveson, and I would also like to thank Jed Hillary for his contribution. The funding will undoubtedly help the centre move forward with our plans to further improve the services that we can offer’.

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre offer a wide range of activities, including: Adult Skills Learning Services, Slimming World, Age UK Monday Carvery, Veterans Breakfast, Destination Judo, Newton Aycliffe Karate Club, Smoke Free 4 Life, Angels with Rings, Dancercise, Tai Chi, Bootcamp, Newton Aycliffe Youth Football & Sporting Chance.

For more information on activities or to make a room booking please call 01325 307522, email us on or find us on Facebook: newton aycliffe youth and community centre

Pictured: Left to right: Centre Manager Beki Metcalfe, Cllr. Sarah Iveson and Chairman Vince Crosby