Community centres to benefit from cash injection

Community centres in the city will benefit from thousands of pounds for development work.

Aberdeen City Council has allocated £50,000 from developer contributions to Inchgarth and Kincorth community centres

The cash boost will allow the centres to increase their capacity and activities for the entire community.

Aberdeen City Council Communities, Housing and Infrastructure convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: “We recognize that community centres play a vital role in the fabric of our neighbourhoods through the provision of activities and learning and development for all ages.

“It is therefore important to be able to make finances available to allow them to increase their capacity and offer a wide range of activities for everyone.

“I’m looking forward to seeing this work complete and the new opportunities which result for the centres and everyone involved.”

The planned improvement works at Kincorth Community Centre include a kitchen refurbishment which will provide wheelchair access.

The new facility will also allow the centre to develop plans for lunch clubs and vintage teas as well as take on board new ideas for groups and activities.

The centre’s games hall is also to be made fit-for-purpose and allow for new classes and a wider range of activities such as Judo and KeepFit.

The multi-purpose flooring could also be used by more specialized groups such as ballroom dancing.

Inchgarth Community Centre have plans to introduce a new portakabin which can be used for new learning opportunities, training, meetings and to expand existing groups.