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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN AND DONATE GENEROUSLY SO THE GREENWOOD CENTRE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE A VALUABLE COMMUNITY FACILITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
The Greenwood Centre roof is sheet steel and urgently needs refurbishment, to stop further deterioration caused by rust. The rendering on the front of the hall is also damaged and needs replacing.
£25-30,000 is required to carry out the repairs and ensure the future of the Centre is guaranteed for the community, so your support will be greatly appreciated by residents in Green Street Green and beyond.
A little history…
After World War II, members of Toc H drew up plans for the development of Green Street Green.
Unfortunately, these proved too ambitious to succeed but, between 1949 and 1951, funds were raised to provide facilities for a community centre.
In 1952, the Greenwood Centre was opened in the converted and refurbished Coach House in the High Street, leased from Telcon Plastics, at a peppercorn rent of one shilling (5p) per annum.
The Green Street Green Association was founded in 1952 and became a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in 2017. It is the legal owner of the Greenwood Centre, managing it for the benefit of the community.
The charity aims to maintain the quality of life and amenities in Green Street Green by keeping in touch with residents, shopkeepers and other local bodies and providing leisure activities and events for the local community. It also offers small grants for those suffering financial hardship, in order to help young people to pursue arts, sports and musical activities and older residents to meet vets' fees for their pets.
The Greenwood Centre is a village hub, providing a pre-school facility which has been there since 1952. Local clubs, family parties and other organisations use it on a regular basis and it would be a very significant loss if the building falls into disrepair.