Residents asked to rename Brambles Farm community centre

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by

RESIDENTS are being asked to name a revamped community centre in Middlesbrough.

Brambles Farm Community Centre was recently taken over by The Hope Foundation as part of the transfer of Middlesbrough Council assets for use by local groups.

The Hope Foundation, which offers advice and employability training, has completely refurbished the centre with the help of students from Middlesbrough College’s construction department.

When it opens on Monday January 7, the centre will offer services including a work club and CV workshop, a number of courses, development of a volunteer access point and the development of partnerships with local organisations including the national careers service, the Literacy Trust and Fabrick Housing.

The organisers behind the venture are offering a digital camera to the person who comes up with the best new name for the centre.

Hope Foundation Chief Executive Sue Kearney said: “This is a true community venture which is giving a new lease of life to the Brambles Farm Community Centre.

“It’s fitting that the new name should be chosen by local people to reflect what the centre means to them, and I’m looking forward to some inspired and imaginative entries."

Entry postcards are now available from Marshall Avenue shops, local community and public buildings such as the Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough Central Library and the Civic Centre.

Entries can also be made on line by emailing Entries must be received by Thursday, December 20.

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