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Bourne's Green Infant school caretaker’s house is a new community centre
A FORMER school caretaker’s house has been transformed into a space for the community to use.
The building, between Bournes Green Infant and Junior schools on Burlescoombe Road, Thorpe Bay, has been re-fitted and officially opened.
Sue Sibley, chairman of the infant school’s governors, said: “It was used by a caretaker many years ago, but hasn’t been for a long time.
“We’ve refurbished it and now it is used as an after school club and we’re planning on holding community events there and also things like nurses visits for children who are at other schools too. During the day we hope to be doing things just for the area, like for older people – maybe the University of the Third Age.”
The new space has been available since the start of the school year but was recently officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Headteacher Carol Sheern said: “The children absolutely love using it. It was an ICT suite after it was the caretaker’s house but we completely remodelled it over the summer holidays.
"We’re hoping to open it up for community use during the hours of school. It’s currently used by our children with before and after clubs. We’re talking to groups about using it.”
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