September 27th, 2016

Stoke Prior residents urged to get themselves down the new Shac

Stoke Prior residents urged to get themselves down the new Shac Stoke Prior residents urged to get themselves down the new Shac
Updated: 1:35 am, Jul 28, 2016

RESIDENTS in Stoke Prior are being urged to go to the new Shac community centre where a host of activities take place on a weekly basis.

Last year, The Standard highlighted the plight the residents who lived in Priory Avenue who used The Shac – a portable cabin – for bingo, craft nights and fund-raisers for numerous charities, including Help for Heroes, Cancer Research and Macmillan coffee mornings.

The building at the time was not fit for purpose so was closed but then in May this year a new Shac, complete with a toilet, kitchen, fridge and microwave, was opened. There is also a private and secure garden for outdoor meetings and a shed.

The new Shac was funded by contributions from Coun Chris Bloore’s divisional fund and with cash from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (BDHT).

Coun Bloore, who recently visited the venue to take part in a bingo night there, said he was so proud of the work local residents had done to make the new ‘Shac’ such a success.

“It’s a great atmosphere at the ‘Shac’ and I would encourage local residents in Stoke Prior to drop in.

“I would certainly recommend Bingo nights on Friday with doors opening at 6.30pm.”

He added Elaine and other users had some exciting plans for the venue later in the year.

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