STALYBRIDGE Town Team has unveiled its new volunteers’ hub following a lengthy delay caused by Covid-19.
For months shoppers walked past the fenced off container on Tesco’s car park and wondered what could possibly be beneath the black sheeting. The hub was officially opened on Saturday, September 5 by town team chair Ray Harrison together with the help of other volunteer committee members. It has been due to be up and running at Easter.
The local images were painted by artist Keith Parkinson then scanned onto a vinyl image which were pressed onto an aluminium sheet, this was then fixed to two sides of the new cabin.
As you walk around the hub it takes you on a mini journey through Stalybridge where you can see Armentieres Square with the canal and a narrow boat, Jack Judge, the war memorial, Stalybridge Railway Station clock and Gorse Hall.
Ray pointed out it had been a long journey producing the new hub and it would not have been possible without the donations from Tesco’s bag for help and The Canal and River Trust who provided funding to buy the new container.
When the town team have their monthly clean ups, which are suspended at present, Holy Trinity Church open their doors to provide drinks for volunteers each month and the support of Huddersfield Canal Society who help with the clean ups along the canal.
Ray thanked Tesco for allowing them to put the cabin on their car park and their continued support and the committee of the town team volunteers for their continued support and hard work.
Stalybridge Town Team also need sponsorship or donations to keep carrying out the planting around Armentieres Square and for the Christmas lights switch on, which they organise.
In the coming weeks, the town team will be busy gardening and replenishing the flower beds around Armentieres Square and the adjacent new hub.
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