Work has started on an exciting extension to Killygordan’s community centre.
The Annual General Meeting of the Crossroads And Killygordon Enterprise Ltd (CAKE) this week heard details about the plan.
Chairman Mr Maxi McCreary, revealed the extension part of what has been another successful year for the community group.
Recently, he said, work had started on a new 4,000 square foot, two storey extension to the Oaktree Business Park and Community Centre.
Mr McCreary spoke of the importance of community involvement in the day to day running of the centre and thanked, in particular, Community Employment Scheme (CES) supervisor Paddy Murray as well as John O’Loughlin.
He said both men had gone out of their way to help with the day-to-day running of the centre.
Mr McCreary also gave a rundown on the different projects carried out in the area by the CES workers and thanked the various local community groups.
The meeting heard that the CAKE run CES scheme was an invaluable outlet for the re-training of local men and woman who, in turn, provided a much needed service to the community.
This work included the upkeep of the local playground, Burnrock picnic area, the Curragh and Railway Avenue estates as well as the villages of Crossroads and Killygordon.
The CES scheme is reputed to be one of the best in the country and their service to the community should not be underestimated.
In his treasurers report, Mr Seamus McMenamin told the meeting that it was a positive financial year for CAKE.
He said that the hall was now being used seven days per week and was also capable of hosting events such as conferences, concerts and dances. Bookings can be made by contacting the CAKE office.
Mr McMenamin appealed to the community at large to use the hall where possible.
He also paid tribute to the main contractors for the new extension, Glenconnor Ltd, for their continued co-operation and said the new centre was scheduled to be completed by next April.
The extension will include a 20-seat upstairs viewing gallery from which spectators can watch events in the main hall.
The extension will also have changing and shower facilities as well as a number of meeting rooms and a new home for the Wednesday Club.
Mr John Butler, Care for the Older People, said that numerous security pendants and lighting where supplied to local people throughout the year.
Mr Butler thanked his wife Sally, Breege Kelly and the CES workers for their help in the running of the Wednesday Club for older people.
The Club has proved a huge success with the older members of our community.
The following committee members were elected for the coming year:
Chairman, Mr Maxi McCreary, Vice Chairperson Mr Patrick Kelly, Joint Secretaries Cllr Patrick McGowan and Mr John Butler, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer Mr Seamus McMenamin and Mr Jim Garvey and PRO Mr Cronan Scanlon.
The CAKE office can be contacted on 074 91 49557.Tags: