Hebburn Central: ‘Exciting time’ for town, says MP

HUB VISIT ... Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn met with councillors Richie Porthouse and Mary Butler at the Hebburn Hub.
HUB VISIT ... Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn met with councillors Richie Porthouse and Mary Butler at the Hebburn Hub.

MP Stephen Hepburn has paid a visit to the multi-million pound community hub in Hebburn.

The Jarrow MP met with Rick O’Farrell, head of enterprise and regeneration for South Tyneside Council, and local councillors Richie Porthouse and Mary Butler to find out how things are progressing with the building.

I very much appreciated the opportunity to visit the site of Hebburn Central, which will serve as a first-class facility for the local community.

Work at the £12.8m state-of-the-art development, which was recently officially named Hebburn Central, is due to be completed in the spring.

The two-storey building will include a six-lane swimming pool, a learner pool, fitness suite, sports hall, dance studio, soft play area, library, learning centre and cafe, as well as meeting rooms and a customer service centre.

Mr Hepburn said: “I very much appreciated the opportunity to visit the site of Hebburn Central, which will serve as a first-class facility for the local community.

“These are exciting times for the town centre and it will act as an impressive focal point when it is completed later in the year.”

The Hebburn Central logo shows four arrows meeting at a central point.

It was designed to represent the community coming together and a range of different services being brought together under one roof.

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