03 June 2016

A local community centre has been given a new lease of life with a refurbishment and WiFi installed in the building.

Funded by Sheffield City Council, work took place at High Green Miners’ Welfare Hall to encourage more groups to use the centre.

New computer classes have already been set up and will be run by the Heeley Development Trust.

Now local councillors and council officers are inviting people to an open day on Tuesday 7 June at 11am, with entertainment and refreshments.

Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services at Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to fund this work. The centre looks fantastic and I hope people in High Green enjoy using it.

“Local councillors worked with residents to identify priorities for the area and funded the refurbishment from their local ward pot. I’m very glad we’ve been able to work with them to help people get online and tackle loneliness and social isolation. It’s brilliant that a new computer class is already set up. I hope everyone enjoys the open day.”

The refurbishment cost £13384.56 and included installing WiFi, decorating the outside of the building, putting in new windows, resurfacing the car park and providing new signs.

Local resident, Gina Hutchinson said “It is great to see the improvements in the Miners, the buildings looking brighter. We love this building, and it’s looking loved again”

“The new broadband in the centre is already making a difference, and we are looking forward to new computer classes”

Local choir, High Spirits Singers, will be performing at the open day, which will be attended by local councillors. Everyone is welcome to attend from 11am.

To book the hall or to enquire about rates for hire, you can contact the SCC Community Buildings Team on 0114 243 0687.