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IT S already shining brightly as a beacon of the community. But South Molton s brand new state-of-the-art Amory Centre is looking to extend an even wider invitation to local people to discover the facilities that are now available on their doorstep. While
IT'S already shining brightly as a beacon of the community. But South Molton's brand new state-of-the-art Amory Centre is looking to extend an even wider invitation to local people to discover the facilities that are now available on their doorstep.While use of the centre this year has already exceeded expectations, new co-ordinator, Catherine Kingham, is keen hear from groups, clubs and societies that are interested in developing its use further."We've been very busy throughout January and February this year and have had lots of bookings by organisations and companies which have been using the rooms for various training and directors' meetings," Mrs Kingham told the Gazette."We've even had a group of students from York University use one of the rooms as a base while they were in the town conducting research on the area."But this really is a fantastic resource for South Molton and there is so much scope for its use by local people."It's their community, their one-stop-shop and it's up to them how it's used; please get in touch and let us have your suggestions and comments."The centre, funded by South Molton Town Council, North Devon Council and Devon County Council, opened in November last year.It features a brand-new library; town, district and county council offices; regular Citizens' Advice Bureau, Plough & Share Credit Union, West Country Energy Action surgeries; as well as meeting and training rooms that are available to hire."The purpose of the new centre is to provide inclusive and accessible facilities, help and advice at the very heart of the rural community," said Mrs Kingham."If you're looking for space to hold a support group, recreational class, event, meeting, workshop, training, drop in centre, or any other interaction between people, the Amory Centre is here to help. "There are three magnificent rooms for hire," she added. "And we hope that if we are successful in applying for a wedding licence, we will be able to host weddings in the Garden Room, which holds up to 40 people and has access onto a courtyard terrace via French doors."To get in touch or inquire about the facilities available, telephone Catherine Kingham on (01769) 572501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org