The Thurmaston Community Centre has been widely used by the local community since 1967. It has between 200-300 users per week for a wide variety of activities. However the building is the old style wooden build and may not see out many more winters and is not really cost effective on energy usage.
They have managed to build an extra room with brick and toilets to the side of the building to start a long process of making the building more sustainable. They have financed this with £30,000 – which they have managed to raise with some funds from takings which all go back in to the centre. However it will take another £10,000 to complete – the Foundation was happy to fund this shortfall.