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|Title:||Bentley myplace Project Tops Out|
|ID & Publication:||20120311014 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
A celebration took place on Tuesday, 13 March to mark the construction of the myplace facility in Bentley reaching its highest point.
Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies, Cllr Marilyn Green, council officers and young people from the Bentley area gathered on site to see the progress made with this new centre for young people.
The new facility is part of Doncaster Council’s £5million myplace project which will see two new centres built in the Bentley and Conisbrough/Denaby areas. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: ‘It is good to see real progress being made and the building taking shape. In just a few months time, the new facility will be open and it will be a great addition to Bentley and Doncaster as a whole. It will provide the young people with a wonderful new place to go and it will be an asset all of the local community can tap into.
‘With Bentley Park and its Pavilion also set to be refurbished, the area really will offer something for everyone. These are exciting times for Bentley.’
Cllr Marilyn Green, elected member for Bentley, said: ‘This project has been ongoing for four years and it is a credit to our youngsters that they have continued to support it over this period and stuck with it through all the hard times when we weren't sure it was to happen. I am proud that it is going well and the young people from Bentley and other areas will soon be reaping the benefit of a top class facility that will be open as often as possible during the day and in the evenings.’
Liam Parker from Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College, said: ‘The building is looking really good. I have been to all the meetings and I have given my ideas about what the building should have in it. I can't wait until it's open. I am looking forward to the sports hall and music room especially.’
Zoe Clegg from Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College commented: ‘I feel it will be a better place to meet my friends to have fun. It is better than what we have in Bentley at the moment, a lot more space. There will be lots of activities and hopefully trips to go on. There will also be a classroom for students that are struggling.’
The new Bentley myplace will include a café, a dance, music and art room, sports hall and an outside multi-use games area. Support services and social areas are planned and it will have full disabled access including a changing places room. The new building is on track to be completed in the summer.
The myplace project has encouraged young people to play an active role involving them every step of the way from designing the centres right through to helping to run the facilities once it opens. Young people have also undertaken a residential training weekend to develop skills as myplace board members and decision makers for the project. This experience and responsibility will be invaluable for their future development.
The latest news on the two centres and details of activities taking place for young people is on facebook: www.facebook.com/bentleywestendyc and www.facebook.com/tomhillyc
Wildgoose Construction is undertaking the works at both sites.
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