Local Liberal Democrat candidate and community champion Victoria Collins visited Northchurch Social Centre to support its recent open day and refurbishment fundraiser.
The centre opened its doors to people from the local community on Saturday 14 October. As well as a range of activities for all ages, the open day offered a chance to hear about the centre’s refurbishment plans and to contribute to its ‘Helping Hands’ fundraiser.
For Victoria, bidding to become the first member of parliament for the new constituency of Harpenden and Berkhamsted, it was also a chance to chat with local people and find out more about their current concerns. Victoria spoke to, recently elected, Chair of Trustees Gillian Austin about the importance of the centre and the work they’re doing carefully putting the community at the heart of everything they do.
Victoria Collins, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Harpenden and Berkhamsted, said: ‘I really enjoyed my visit to Northchurch Social Centre, which has been providing a place for people to meet, learn and play for more than fifty years.
‘I was impressed by the facilities and the range of rooms that the centre has to offer. It’s no wonder there’s a long list of groups vying to use it!
‘It also fulfils an invaluable social function, hosting things like baby and toddler classes and a Friday morning community cafe. Places like these really are the ‘beating hearts’ of their communities and deserve our full support.
‘Liberal Democrats believe in local community as the cornerstone of a fairer society. That’s why we need a true local champion in Parliament who understands the true value of places like Northchurch Social Centre.’
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