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Collier Row Easter fun day to go ahead despite community centre's demolition

PUBLISHED: 12:47 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 28 March 2017

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An annual Easter fun day in Collier Row will still go ahead despite the demolition of an old community centre.

Work to demolish the former community centre on the side of Highfield Towers, in Hillrise Road, begins on Monday as the first phase of the £500,000 redevelopment gets underway.

However this will not stop the Highfield Residents’ Association Easter Fun Day on Wednesday April 5 from going ahead as the event will be held on the other side of the building - although there will be no egg hunt this year.

Cllr Damian White, cabinet member for housing, said: “The annual Easter fun day for local children is very popular so we have worked with the Residents’ Association so this event can take place in a marquee.

“Sadly for health and safety reasons the Easter egg hunt can’t take place but there will still be face painting, cup cake decorating and making Easter masks as well as other craft activities taking place.”

The new community centre will be fully accessible for people with disabilities and a children’s play area will be created alongside the new building.

Mark Alder, chairman of Highview Residents’ Association, said: “The Council has been very supportive by organising the marquee for us to use and we are looking forward to next year’s event taking place in our new Community Centre.”

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