Community Drop-In Centre opens
A daily drop-in centre has now opened at Walkerville Community Association in Pinewood Close. The centre is open, Monday to Friday from 9 until 1, to all residents across Walkergate. It offers computer and digital camera classes, Internet access and a stock of 200 library books for loan that are changed on a monthly basis. It is also a friendly place to call in to meet friends and catch up on local news.
The centre is run by Walkerville Community Association, but is the result of a partnership built up between the Association, Benfield School and Newcastle's Library service, which was supported by your local Lib Dem councillors.
Cllr Peter Allen welcomed the opening saying:
"Many local people missed the library following its closure by the previous Labour-run Council. Now, thanks to everyone working together, we have a great new facility for the whole community. We wish it every success."
Meanwhile, the old Walkerville library building will continue to be used by the photography collective, Punctum, for at least another year.