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Gullands help develop new community centre for Maidstone YMCA

Gullands Solicitors has helped a new Community Centre in Tovil, Maidstone officially open its doors on Monday 2 February.

The new Centre is the outcome of an innovative partnership; built by Golding Homes and managed by Maidstone YMCA, and replaces the dilapidated children’s hut which had stood on the site since the early 1970s. Gullands has been closely involved and advising on the project.

Based in Barfreston Close, the centre will provide a pre-school, training opportunities, space for sports activities and social groups.

Bryan Price, Chairman of Maidstone YMCA, commented “On behalf of the Board and Staff of Maidstone YMCA, I am so pleased to take possession of this new facility. We are very grateful to Golding Homes for the provision of this handsome building, and would also like to thank others for their assistance towards the build, including Tovil Parish Council, The Clothworkers Foundation, Garfield Weston, General Electric and Tesco.”

Caroline McBride, Golding Homes’ Head of Community Development, said “This wonderful new facility is a great example of partnership working to deliver real change for local people. We are proud of the achievement and look forward to seeing the centre put to good use”.