Chairperson, Scaitcliffe Community Centre Ltd
In 2004 the Lancashire County Council made a significant contribution to the
community living in Central and Spring Hill which are the most deprived wards of
Accrington in Hyndburn, by donating the former Spring Hill School reception building
at a nominal sum, so that the local residents can benefit by ownership, leadership
and managing a recently set up company in the name of Scaitcliffe Community
I am delighted to have served as the chairperson for the past three years of
Scaitcliffe Community Centre Limited. We have team of dedicated, committed and
skilled people who are contributing voluntarily on the management committee.
It is great to see local people managing, capacitated and empowered to take control.
There was a great need for a more localised facility were public services can be
delivered for the benefit of local residents.
The existing and new resources have come to Hyndburn because of the prevailing
circumstances in our neighbourhoods and in the communities, particularly those
faced by the ethnic minority community.
We are working closely with all the relevant partners and will make sure we continue
to work even more closely with them in the coming year. This achievement has only
been possible with the help and support of our partners, volunteers and the
community for which I am very grateful.
I would like to pay tribute to the hard work and commitment of the committee and
staff and congratulate everyone who has contributed to the development of the
Scaitcliffe Community Centre.
I believe we will go from strength to strength in the coming years and will extend our
activities to the full age range of the community by developing a network of support
from statutory and voluntary agencies.