A new community centre in Huntingdon has officially opened after a special initiation ceremony which saw the mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Stephen McAdam cut the ribbon prior to giving guests a guided tour.
The Coneygear Centre represents a £1.8m investment to replace the former Medway Centre, an integral amenity for residents on the Oxmoor estate and surrounding areas.
The new facility has a brand-new community library with computers and tablets, changing rooms, a number of function rooms and a cafe, owing largely to a number of co-funders including local construction specialist, the Mick George Group who contributed £30,000 towards the project.
The decision to build the Community Centre was taken following a consultation which ruled the previous 40-year-old amenity beyond efficient repair.
The Coneygear Centre is anticipated to host more than 1,000 visitors per week, attracting individuals, groups and clubs of all age and activity categories.
The initiative is all part of Huntingdon Town Councils strategy to create a vibrant town which embraces development and change, whilst tackling any incidents of community isolation.