Mayor opens Community Centre
7 Mar 2004
The Mayor cuts the ribbon, flanked by Rachel Perry (l) and Sue Heald
The Mayor cuts the ribbon, flanked by Rachel Perry (l) and Sue Heald
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Jiving inside the Centre
Jiving inside the Centre
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The Phoenix Centre in River Way, Andover was officially opened by Cllr Pat West, Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council. With funds from Hampshire County Council, Hampshire County Council and the Police Authority, this new community centre will provide training and recreational facilities for residents of River Way, Pilgrims Way and from further afield.
“Local residents have been campaigning for this for many years – and I know that Paul Leedham has been particularly energetic, along with Sue Heald, Rachel Perry and Karen Hamilton. It is a splendid building – light and warm – and the displays of Jujitsu and jiving put on at the opening were very impressive.”

Extract from Pilgrims/River Way Community Association leaflet.

The Phoenix Centre will offer a large hall area, two training rooms, kitchen, disabled and children's toilets, off road parking and an out door area for use in better weather.
Under floor heating throughout will ensure comfort, along with facilities for all ages the centre will cater for all types of user groups. Special toilets have been installed within the main hall area, for the use of young children, this is aimed at a toddler group or a play-school user group. A kitchen area has also been provided, along with disabled toilets and access.
The hall can seat 80 or have 120 standing. tables and chairs will be available for use. Weekend and evening bookings will be available to the general public.
The training room areas can be opened up into a larger area for business meetings or larger classes. This area will also have computer points and Internet connection points. (Rates will apply for use of phone lines).
It is our aim to have the centre open Monday - Friday 09:00 16:30 with a manned reception area.
For further information and rates
For further information or to make a booking call 01264 363917 (evenings)
Lisa 07881 650623 (if unavailable leave message and I will get back to you same day)
Pilgrims / River Way Community Association Registered as a Charity in England No. 1092752

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