THE Pollyfield Centre at East-the-Water, Bideford, is being given a bright new look, with the help of young community service workers. Their help is saving the local community centre thousands of pounds. Trustees told the Gazette that they were quoted mor
THE Pollyfield Centre at East-the-Water, Bideford, is being given a bright new look, with the help of young community service workers.Their help is saving the local community centre thousands of pounds.Trustees told the Gazette that they were quoted more than £20,000 to paint the large community building but, with the community service (CS) teams doing the work and some paint donated by Rawle Gammon and Baker builders merchants, it is now being done for a fraction of that cost.The Mayor of Bideford Cllr Caroline Church, also a Pollyfield Centre trustee, said the centre was badly in need of a facelift and owed thanks to the workers, the Probation Service and to RGB.She and other trustees on Friday met the workers who, in their first week, cleaned, treated and painted the front of the building.They will complete the exterior in the coming weeks and in autumn or winter will turn their attentions to the inside, said CS supervisor David Tomkinson who sadded that community service workers are available to carry out work for other charities or individuals referred by statutory organisations, he said. To find out more call (01271) 312264.Mrs Church is to ask the town council if there is any more work needed in the town which CS teams might be able to carry out.