MIDDLEWICH Community Centre is to undergo a £11,000 makeover, with most of the work being paid for by the group planning to open a landfill in the town.
The Banks Group has contributed £10,000 towards the cost of a new floor at the popular facility.
The centre's Dave Sant said: 'The Banks Group offered to pay us £10,000 to replace the floor, which means we will need to find £1,066.
'It's great for us, as we have had the current floor for over 25 years and some of the tiles are now loose. As the underfloor is asphalt, it's very hard to make the new tiles stick and we probably have about a couple of square yards worth which are now coming up.'
The company has already paid flooring firm Andrews £6,000 for materials, and will pay a further £4,000 when the work is complete, via the landfill tax which aims to put something back into the community.
Mr Sant said: 'It may be just an attempt to curry favour, but from our point of view it's much too good an offer to turn down.'
It is the second time in recent months that the centre has benefited from finance offered by firms behind controversial developments in the area. Mr Sant said: 'A few weeks ago, we had our windows smashed and our emergency door damaged by vandals, which would have cost us £1,100 to replace. But E.ON UK, which is developing a gas storage plant at Byley, paid the money for us right away. It wasn't bad going, to say the least.'