Give Back to the Green campaign is under way

A DIY SOS-style campaign is underway to breathe new life into Longwell Green Community Centre.

The Give Back to the Green initiative is calling on residents, traders, building suppliers and organisations to get on board to help revamp the 1950s building in Shellards Road.

The aim is to give the centre a modern look befitting of the 21st century so activities and events can be extended and improved, benefiting everyone in the community from children to the elderly.

Already the main hall has received a much-needed lick of paint but more volunteers are needed to come forward to offer donations, time and materials in order for the community centre to reach its full potential.

The ambitious project is the brainchild of Alison Jordan who took up the post of centre and events manager in January.

"There hasn't been a lot of updating since the community centre was built in 1956," she said.

"It's been very ad-hoc but 


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