BOROUGH chiefs have handed over the keys for a state-of-the- art community centre in Neston.
The £1.1m Neston Resource Centre is the culmination of several years’ work to create a top-class community facility for the town and was an integral part of the Neston Market Town Initiative.
Funded by £650,000 from the borough council and £450,000 from the North West Develop- ment Agency, the centre has been handed over to a limited company set-up especially to run the building.
The centre will not be fully fitted out until December but the handing over of the keys from the council to Neston Community Youth Centre Ltd marked a momentous landmark in its development.
Neston’s original youth club in Burton Road was bulldozed to make way for the specially- designed resource centre, which will house three all-purpose rooms for adult education, family learning, exercise, community and social activities; a computer suite for internet access, IT training and education; fully-equipped kitchens for functions and staff; specially-designed youth zone with social area, pool table, television and kitchen area all with its own entrance, and smaller rooms to be used for a variety of advice services.
Leader of the borough council, Cllr Justin Madders, said: “We are delighted this major project has come to fruition.”