Caroline Flint was quick to praise Doncaster’s Neighbourhood Alliance this week, when she opened the redecorated International City Church hall in Edlington.
The Neighbourhood Alliance, made up of all the main agencies in Doncaster – council, police, fire, St Leger Homes and the NHS, plus local TARAs, had completed the refurbishment of the building, with the support of Bramall Construction and Johnsons Paints.
PICTURE: Maureen Tennyson, Caroline Flint and Cllr Elsie Butler welcoming the Neighbourhood Alliance.
Ms Flint said: “The Neighbourhood Alliance spent weeks before Christmas working together tackling local problems in a concerted way. But at the end of it they always leave a project they have improved – in this case, the refurbishment of the International City Church Hall in Edlington, which runs youth and children’s activities at the centre.
“This project has brought people together. We don’t need anyone telling us about a Big Society; the community spirit shown by people helping each other has always been here in Edlington and across Doncaster; and this new-look building, and the youth activities that take place here are two good examples of many across the borough.”
Said Elsie Butler: “This has been a great effort by lots of professionals and volunteers, with the help of Community Payback run by the probation service, and sponsored by local businesses.”
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