LACHE Community Centre has a fresh new look after being given a much-needed facelift.
The centre has benefited from new double glazing and fascia boards, thanks to a working partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) and Chester and District Housing Trust (CDHT).
Funded by the two organisations, the works had been highlighted in the Lache Neighbourhood Action Plan (NAP) by local residents.
Cllr Alex Tate said: “Residents have been asking for these improvements for many years.
“It’s a good boost for the community and the people who visit the centre. It’s also a great result for the partnership we’ve forged with CDHT to get things done in Lache.”
The NAP was launched in November 2011 by the council, CDHT and Lache Park Neighbourhood Management to tackle the issues that matter most to local residents, giving them greater opportunity to get things done.
Already the NAP has helped secure improvements across Lache, including the creation of a new one-stop shop for information and advice services at the existing housing office on Cliveden Road, and the reopening of the former family centre.
Julia Nundy, assistant director of housing and support at CDHT, said: “These improvements show by working together we really can get things done and is an excellent start to our joint long-term commitment to the area.”
Executive member for community and the environment, Cllr Lynn Riley, said: “The new centre is an example of what working together with residents can produce – ensuring they are really driving the agenda for what improvements they want to see take place.”