18th Sep, 2020

Redditch councillors spearhead clean-up operation at Redi Centre car park

Harry Leach 16th Sep, 2020

A CLEAN-up operation took place place at the Redi Centre’s car park over the weekend.

Labour councillors Debbie and Greg Chance (Central Ward) were joined by youth champions Ray and Margaret Groves.

Coun Chance said: “The car park needed a good tidy up following extensive refurbishment at the centre.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to see the amazing work that has been carried out there.

“This includes spacious activity rooms, lifts to all floors, a disabled toilet, shower facilities and a new drop-in cafe.

“We are wishing Ray, Margaret, the volunteers and the users all the best for the future.”

The work was carried out thanks to Lottery Funding which will ensure it continues to be a positive community asset in the future.

Coun Chance added that Labour have supported Redditch Youth and Community Enterprise (RYCE), which has run the Redi Centre since 2012/13, for many years.

“When Ray asked us to help out, we rolled up our sleeves up and got stuck in,” he said.

“We collected over 20 bags of litter and green waste and it will be on our list for a return clear up.”

Labour member Colin Smith, who joined the team, said: “RYCE provides an essential service to the community and I have offered to return to help tidy up the gardens and raised growing areas ready for the next season.”

The centre, which is run entirely by volunteers and attracts more than 1,200 people a month, offers everything from youth clubs and IT courses to a Motorcycling Yogi Group – and everything in between.

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