Funding for urgent community centre work

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A BUILDING at the heart of a community has been awarded a big funding boost.

The cash is needed by Emsworth Community Association to improve the heating system and repair a collapsed drain at the community centre.

The association already has £8,000 and Hampshire County Council has agreed to put a further £4,000 towards it.

A report to Councillor Keith Chapman, who is in charge of culture and recreation at the council, said without the works the users of the building would be at risk. It is cold during winter time and there is a danger of flooding.

Cllr Chapman said: ‘Community organisations are vital in providing local people with a range of services that benefit the whole community.’