Work begins on Monkstown Community Centre revamp

David McCrea, Chairman of Monkstown Community Association, pictured with DUP councillor Pamela Barr and UUP Councillor Ken Robinson at Monkstown Community Centre. INNT 39-717-JN

David McCrea, Chairman of Monkstown Community Association, pictured with DUP councillor Pamela Barr and UUP Councillor Ken Robinson at Monkstown Community Centre. INNT 39-717-JN

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Work recently got under way on a major scheme to refurbish Monkstown Community Centre.

The project, which is costing £250,000, will include improvement works to the interior and exterior of the building.

The centre will also be extended to provide a purpose built space for the ‘Good Morning Newtownabbey’ volunteer telephone service for the elderly and vulnerable.

Speaking at the official launch of the works last week, Mayor Billy Webb commented: “This will give a fantastic new look to a key resource within Monkstown and I wish the local community all the very best in operating the centre when it reopens in the next few months.”

The Chairman of Monkstown Community Group, David McCrea added: “The local community group have worked very hard over many years to have the centre refurbished and we can’t wait to move back in and make this centre a vibrant and attractive facility for all the community.”

Full story and more pictures in this week’s Times...