£3m cash boost for centre

A South Tyneside community centre is set for a multi-million pound make-over as part of a council strategy to booost leisure services across the borough.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 4:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 5:06 pm
Jarrow Community Centre.

Ambitious plans have been launched to transform Jarrow Community Centre into community hub, boasting a new library as well as a revamped gym, sports hall, dance studios and theatre space.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader with responsibility for Leisure and Culture, said: “These are exciting times for Jarrow. This significant investment will allow us to provide new and updated facilities for local people to create a vibrant community hub.”

The Council will hold consultations on the future plans, with meetings also to be held with user group representatives.

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There will be public forum meetings at the centre, while presentations will be given at a future meeting of the Jarrow Community Area Forum.

Work is expected to start late next year ahead of a planned late 2018 opening date.