Official opening for village’s new community centre

Isleham councillor Derrick Beckett, Vernon Place, Ruth Diver and Phillip Aspland.

Isleham councillor Derrick Beckett, Vernon Place, Ruth Diver and Phillip Aspland. - Credit: Archant

The Beeches Community Centre in Isleham was officially opened on Saturday.

The Beeches is already being put to good use by community groups

The Beeches is already being put to good use by community groups - Credit: Archant

Village stalwarts Vernon Place and Ruth Diver were on hand to cut the ribbon as the centre was formally opened to the public.

A celebration followed and an evening of music and entertainment was hosted to put the new centre through its paces.

The centre is the result of a decade of collaboration between Isleham Parish Council and Isleham Community Association, and is already host to cub and scout groups, mother and toddler meetings and fitness classes.

The Beeches was built by CJ Murfitt, of Soham, is owned by Isleham Parish Council and is run under lease by Isleham Community Association, a charitable trust.


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The funds for the centre were raised by the parish council, kind donations from major bodies, fund raising by volunteers and donations.

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