Community hub in Brandon celebrates first birthday with array of activities

Brandon Centre celebrates 1st birthday Brandon Centre, Bury Road, Brandon. Leigh Driver Centre Keystone Manager with Michael Gorrett and Dan Griggs Childrens Centre, Sue Barnett Keystone Volunteer, Leah and Isla Moore and PCSO Terry Joynson
Brandon Centre celebrates 1st birthday Brandon Centre, Bury Road, Brandon. Leigh Driver Centre Keystone Manager with Michael Gorrett and Dan Griggs Childrens Centre, Sue Barnett Keystone Volunteer, Leah and Isla Moore and PCSO Terry Joynson
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Community hub the Brandon Centre celebrated its first birthday on Wednesday with a day of activities for the town’s residents.

Opened after a £1.6 million renovation project, the hub provides services including Brandon’s library, children’s centre, pre-school playgroup, the Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Forest Heath District Council.

The Bury Road building, owned by Suffolk County Council and managed by the Keystone Development Trust, hosted events to celebrate its successful first year providing shared services.

Leigh Driver, Brandon Centre manager for Keystone, said: “Staff from all the organisations located in the Brandon Centre have worked incredibly hard. The response from users of the centre has also been overwhelmingly positive.”

Cllr James Waters, leader of Forest Heath District Council, said: “One year on the centre continues to be ever popular, it has a bright future and its success story will be replicated by others up and down the country.”