Younghayes Centre opens its doors

PUBLISHED: 10:22 08 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:22 08 November 2013

The Young Hayes centre. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhc 7193-44-13AW

The Young Hayes centre. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhc 7193-44-13AW

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Excited residents were allowed a sneak-peek inside the building.

The doors of the hotly awaited Younghayes Centre opened on Hallowe’en night (Oct 31), allowing Cranbrook residents an exclusive peek into the building.

The recent transferral of the centre to East Devon District Council (EDDC) generated excitement in the town as it was revealed that the building would be opening in a ‘matter of weeks’.

Cranbrook resident Sariah Burn, of Younghayes Road, explored the building on the night.

She said: “The centre was amazing and it’s great to see it open and in good use.”

Tracey Hobbs, of Henry’s Run, added: “I think if all our get-togethers are such a huge success, we may need a bigger hall! The centre was lovely and just what we need, somewhere to get together.”

The Younghayes Centre, which is part-funded through Growth Point funding and developer contributions, was always viewed by EDDC as an essential ingredient in the fledgling community.

The 820 sqm of community space inside a BREAMM Excellent building has been designed to be modern and multifunctional with a layout that could be easily reconfigured as the needs of the community change.

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