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New access thanks to parish fund
Published 25 February 2013
Barlestone’s Elohim Church Hub is now fully accessible to disabled people thanks to the addition of a brand new, wheelchair friendly entrance.
The new entrance, which was part funded through the Borough Council’s Parish & Community Initiative Fund, was officially opened this month.
Councillor Bill Crooks (ward member for Barlestone, Nailstone & Osbaston and Executive Member for Rural Affairs at the Borough Council) said:
“The Elohim Church provides a brilliant service to Barlestone and the surrounding villages. The hub caters for youngsters, elderly and the general public. They run youth activities and afternoon teas amongst other events. On Saturday when we visited they had organised a lunch for the elderly and they have just set up a Dementia Centre, one of only two in the borough.”
The Parish & Community Initiative Fund aims to enable people who live in the parishes to improve local facilities and the quality of life in their communities. A total of £93,278 was awarded to 28 schemes last year including £4,375 to Elohim Church Hub.
Since 2005 the Fund has awarded over £580,000 for 118 schemes to local parishes and voluntary organisations.
Lynne Eveson, Pastor at Elohim Church Hub said:
”The new entrance has been welcomed by hub users giving ease of access for all, from mums with pushchairs through to the older age groups and others with mobility difficulties. We are delighted to be able to partner with the borough in delivering community initiatives which impact on lives and quality of life for local residents.
The Parish Initiative Fund is a great vehicle for delivering finances to facilitate local schemes right at the heart of community life. Our thanks to the Borough Council for their support and strategic investment in strengthening communities.”