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The Mayor of Erewash Borough Council, Coun. Kewal Singh Athwal, cuts the ribbon to officially open the refurbished Petersham Hall Community Centre with it's treasurer, Ian Neill, on Thursday.
The Mayor of Erewash Borough Council, Coun. Kewal Singh Athwal, cuts the ribbon to officially open the refurbished Petersham Hall Community Centre with it's treasurer, Ian Neill, on Thursday.

A community hall in Long Eaton has opened following a £154,000 refurbishment.

Petersham Community Hall was declared open by Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal.

The exterior of the Grasmere Road property has been given an up-to-date new look complete with automatic doors to ensure access for all at the front entrance.

Work on the interior has turned it into a fully-equipped community centre complete with new floors, ceilings, kitchen and toilet facilities while the upgrade has also seen a full electrical re-wire, cavity wall insulation and new intruder and fire alarm systems.

Councillor Geoffrey Smith, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for regeneration and planning, said:“We wanted to deliver a first class facility for the local community and we are delighted to have done just that – Petersham Hall now looks and feels like a completely new centre. We have transformed it thanks to a quality five-week project and we thank all the local residents for their support.”

His comments have been backed by Councillor Carol Hart, the council’s deputy leader and lead member for community engagement.

She said: “We are thrilled to have transformed this centre into an up-to-date facility that will continue to be a popular focal point for community activities.

“It is modern, accessible and a great venue for local groups and for hosting activities for people of all ages and family celebrations.”

The council launched the refurbishment project after it bought the centre from Three Valleys Housing last year.