South Tyneside Mayor and Mayoress launch community shop

The Mayor and Mayoress are pictured with volunteer Corrina Tuck.
The Mayor and Mayoress are pictured with volunteer Corrina Tuck.

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside have launched a new community shop.

Councillor Richard Porthouse and his wife Patricia, joined volunteers at the Bilton Hall Community Shop in Low Simonside Community Centre.

The official opening will be marked by a Rummage Day this Sunday from 11am-3pm when there will be second-hand goods for sale.

Free soft play and a disco will be on offer for youngsters between 11am and 3pm and refreshments will be available from the Community Diner.

New classes being set up include, Mondays: yoga classes, 5pm-6.15pm; Thursdays: 6pm-8pm Stitch and Sew classes; Thursdays: Sugar Craft/Modern Cake Decorating classes, 6.30pm-8pm.

The Mayor said: “I’m sure this facility will soon become the very heart of the community.”