A new Salvation Army community centre in Twickenham part-funded by Thames Valley Housing (TVH) is set bring a host of benefits to the local community. TVH has helped fund the project through its Community Chest, which supports a wide range of projects in the communities in which it operates.
The centre is due to be opened during the week beginning 5th May opposite an existing Salvation Army hall. Facilities at the centre will include a coffee counter, childrens’ play area and WiFi capabilities.
Wendy Clark, a local spokesperson for the Salvation Army, said “The centre will be a great addition the Salvation Army’s work in Twickenham. I’m really excited about its opening and it will be a pleasure to watch it grow into a hub for the community. It’s looking good and will hopefully deliver everything we planned”.
Tessa Bird TVH’s Community Investment Officer said, “I’m really excited about this project. The community centre will be a great place for people to gather, which is something that’s missing in that area of Twickenham. It will be open to everyone and I can’t wait to tell local residents about its opening. We also think that around 90% of customers will live within walking distance of the premises. We lucky to be involved in a project that will make a real difference to its community”.