24 March 2016

Residents in Wincobank are eagerly anticipating the opening of their new community centre.

Previously, the building was a communal building in the old Newman Court Sheltered Housing Scheme. It’s now a great new community centre offering spaces for activities, celebrations and meetings.

The Wincobank Village Hall is now ready for use; Lord Blunkett will open the hall at a ceremony on Thursday 31 March from 6:30pm.

Councillor Ben Curran, cabinet member for Finance and Resources at Sheffield City Council said “The work that has taken place at the community centre is great, the tireless efforts from local firms and the Wincobank Village Hall Trust shows how fantastic Sheffield people are at pulling together and giving back to their community.”

Refurbishments have been made to the upper floor with funding from Sheffield City Council. Local firm RF Joinery & Shopfitting LTD completed the works saying, “RF Joinery is proud to have worked alongside the Trust and Sheffield City Council to deliver such an important local community project.”

Councillor Peter Price, Chair of Wincobank Village Hall Trust said “This is a great day for all residents of Wincobank and the realisation of a dream. On behalf of the Wincobank Village Hall Trust I would like to thank all those members of the community who kept faith and patience with our project over the past ten years.”

Wincobank Village Hall Trust also secured the support of Meadowhall to assist with refurbishment of the lower floor of the building.

Darren Pearce, centre director said “Meadowhall has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with the Wincobank community over the years, and we try to support the area whenever possible. We have offered our own in-house maintenance teams to help with the completion of the lower floor. We are hoping this can be restored and made available to the public as soon as possible.”