Official opening for new community centre
2:18pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
THE north Pembrokeshire communities of Hermon, Glogue and Llanfyrnach are celebrating the completion of their new community resource centre with an official opening ceremony on Saturday, September 28.
There will be a cutting of the ribbon ceremony at 2pm, when Maureen George, the last headmistress of the old Hermon Community Primary School, will officially open the centre, known as Canolfan Hermon.
Visitors are welcome from 1pm onwards to tour the new two-storey building. It will include a talk on the low carbon techniques used to construct it.
The three villages rallied together to purchase the old school site in 2008, two years after the school was closed down by the local authority. Members of the community bought shares into the scheme, while the remaining funds were collected through various grants.
The site includes a 250 capacity hall with three conference rooms, a kitchen and office space. To date several weddings and parties have been booked with a string of charities using the site to fundraise for their causes.
The chairman of the centre's committee, Bill Davies, said: “Canolfan Hermon is a great example of a community enterprise owned and run by local people, working together to sustain and develop rural activities and services.”
During the afternoon the 12 tenants and groups currently using the centre will give taster sessions on the type of community courses and group activities that are currently available and the plans for new activities.
The fun continues into the evening, when there will be a Grand Ball. Live music will be provided by the five-piece-band Sound Awake.
Tickets cost £7.50 in advance or £9 at the door.
Additional information about the event and the ongoing activities can be found on www.canolfanhermon.org.uk or by phoning the office on 01239 831968.