Community centre opens

STORY TIME: Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond in the new-look building with eight-month-old Johnjames Teague and Golden Flatts School pupils Caitlin Shillaw, Adan Leavans, Macey Thompson, Emma Sotheran and Jackson Black
STORY TIME: Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond in the new-look building with eight-month-old Johnjames Teague and Golden Flatts School pupils Caitlin Shillaw, Adan Leavans, Macey Thompson, Emma Sotheran and Jackson Black

HARTLEPOOL Mayor Stuart Drummond opened the doors to a new community facility at a primary school.

The former caretaker’s bungalow at Golden Flatts Primary School, in Seaton Lane, Hartlepool, has been transformed to provide people with a wide range of services.

Residents can now enjoy adult education courses and take their youngsters to play sessions at the facility.

Baby clinics and health drop-in sessions will also be held at the bungalow, which will be open from Monday to Friday.

The facility was officially opened yesterday and residents got the chance to visit and find out more about what’s on offer.

Mayor Drummond said: “This is a partnership between Hartlepool Borough Council children’s centres, Golden Flatts Primary School and other key organisations which will result in a wide range of services being provided to people in the south of the town from a single building.

“In the current economic climate it makes sense to come together with other organisations to provide services in this way and it also means that residents can access many services from one location.”

The bungalow will offer a variety of family-based initiatives for people in the area.

It will replace many of the services that were located at the former children’s centre, in Lealholme Road.

Sue Sharpe, headteacher of Golden Flatts Primary School, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for the community and we are looking forward to working in partnership with other organisations in order to provide first class services for all families in the local area.”

For more information contact Golden Flatts Primary School on (01429) 274711 or email: admin.goldenflatts@school.hartlepool.gov.uk