Grand Opening Of Gannow Community Centre

August 9th 2017 is the grand opening of Gannow Community Centre... Come along & join in the fun!

After almost 12 months of negotiations and interim management, on the 28th November 2016 BPRCVS completed the asset transfer of Gannow Community Centre from Lancashire County Council. Working alongside the Gannow Community Association, local councillors and the Gannow Big Local Partnership, BPRCVS managed to save the community centre from closure to ensure it continued to provide much needed services and activities for Gannow's residents.

Grand Opening Of Gannow Community Centre

Throughout the grand opening event there is plenty going on for everybody. We've got a couple of the regular groups who use the newly refurbished centre every week to provide activities for adults. Come on down and take part in board games, have a chat and a brew with other local residents and more.

Burnley Leisure, Particpation Works North West, Young Carers and Burnley FC in the Community are providing a range of activities for children on the day. There'll be sports and games going on all morning as well as refreshments.

Bertie Bee, the official Burnley Football Club mascot, will be there to officially open the centre alongside Lord Shuttleworth Bt., KG, KCVO, the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire. All Gannow residents and beyond are welcome to come on down to the centre and see what we've done to turn Gannow Community Centre back into a much-loved centre that is the focal point of the local Gannow community.

Sadly the centre had been unloved for several years and as a result many areas of the centre were unfit for purpose, but not anymore. BPRCVS, with vital financial support from Gannow Big Local, have successfully completed a large scale refurbishment of the centre. So far we've spent just under £33,000 making the centre much more attractive and suitable for community groups to use on a regular basis. We've fitted a new kitchen, installed LED lighting, updated the electrics, installed a new security system, replaced old tables and chairs with new ones, and redecorated the entire centre, plus much more besides.

BPRCVS has introduced many new groups and services into the centre and have a base for many more. The centre currently provides ladies exercise classes, activities for people with mental ill health, a luncheon club, snooker club, support services for disadvantaged adults, youth club, children’s dance class and a fun night for adults with learning differences. In the near future we hope to introduce men’s fitness classes, health clinics and an emergency food bank.

This is your community centre so come round on the 9th August at 10am and see for yourself just how good the centre is looking and find out what activities and groups you can get involved in.