Crossmaglen Community Centre set for redevelopment

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Work is scheduled to begin on the redevelopment of Crossmaglen Community Centre early next week. The project, which will involve the complete redesign of the building and the addition of an upper floor, will necessitate the closure of the building and the relocation of groups and services currently located in the Community Centre. Alerting the public to the temporary relocation of Community Centre staff, Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty said, “The Community Centre will operate from the former ROSA office at the top of The Square while the redevelopment is taking place. Normal Council hours of service will be in operation so that office will be open from 9.00am – 5.00pm daily. “This renovation and improvement to the local Community Centre is a project which I have been working on for a number of years. I am delighted that it has been given the go ahead and is moving forward. The new centre will be a major asset to the town and the wider rural area,” he insisted. “In addition the new community centre will be fully accessible for people with disabilities and a number of health and safety concerns associate with the current building will be addressed.” Councillor Hearty also alerted people to the fact that the library is temporarily operating a mobile service on The Square. “Library provision will be from a mobile on The Square. This facility will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am – 4.00pm which is a significant change from current library opening hours. “I would urge members to continue using the library during this time and I will be ensuring that following these renovations the former library opening hours are reinstated.” “I know that this work has meant that groups have had to find alternative premises for their services and it has also impacted on the annual Crossmaglen Pantomime. Councillor Hearty added, “This is disruptive and does pose difficulties for people but I am confident that the new centre will be worth any short term inconvenience and I thank all the community centre users for their patience at this time.”
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