In October, we handed over the running of the Douglas Brunton Centre in Caterham to a community based charity on a three year lease. The centre has been renamed the Westway Community Cafe and Wellbeing Centre.
The trustees of the new charity, with continued support from the Council, have created a community hub which provides new and existing activities and services benefitting and enriching everyone who visits, including existing centre users. The look of the centre and aspects of its layout have been improved to attract people of all ages.
Since September, Rachael Reynolds has been running dance classes for children and a manicurist has joined the existing hairdressing and podiatry team. There is a greater variety of food and refreshments available, including a monthly popular Sunday lunch.
The centre has a membership scheme, which gives discounted access to the food on offer, as well as some of the activities. It is also available for functions and celebrations and is fully licenced. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator, assisted by a host of volunteers ensure everybody’s needs are catered for.
While the name of the centre has changed to reflect the new purpose, halls and meeting rooms will be named to reflect those who made their invaluable contribution to the centre over the last 34 years.
For more information visit www.thewestway.org.