A Splash of Colour for Llay Community Centre
We’ve helped local youngsters transform a dilapidated community centre near Wrexham, providing residents with a better, more colourful view.
We’re currently using the former community centre in Llay for storage while carrying out a series of kitchen and bathroom refurbishments for Wrexham County Council in the village, and our Wrexham team came up with the idea to get the local community involved to help improve the site.
We gave children and parents from the village the chance to make the surrounding area more pleasing to the eye, by painting on boards installed around the fencing to hide the skips from view.
An open invitation to any children and young adults from Llay to join us in decorating the boards before they were put up was greeted enthusiastically, and there was a great turn-out by volunteers.
Llay Councillor Rob Walsh, who was there on the day and was delighted to see an old ‘eyesore’ transformed, commented: “I’m very grateful to Novus for organising this. It’s not the best view for residents to wake up to every morning, so these colourful boards will improve that. It’s been a great way for everyone to spend a day out of the school holiday, out in the sun, doing something positive for the community.”
Our planned works manager, Jezz Anderson said: “We were amazed by the way the community in Llay pulled together and pitched in to improve the site.
“As a business, we’re committed to having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. Our Changing Lives campaign has positively impacted the lives of more than 10,000 people since it was launched at the start of 2015, with this project in Llay further evidence of our commitment.”
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