Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Robin Cook was taken on a tour of the Heatherlands Centre in Ferndown on 23 October.
Welcomed by the Centre Manager John Hanrahan, the tour included a visit to Hopscotch Pre-school where Lorraine Clark talked about the new extension that will cater for 75 children.
Robin also met the leader of the Age UK group, Theresa and her helper Miriam and spoke to some of the 27 members. The group provides a much needed meeting place, lunch and activities for all who attend.
The Cooking Skills stand, run by Kelly Hunter from Synergy Housing, and the Soft Play Group managed by Lisa Guy with around 25 families in attendance were also visited. Robin was very pleased to find out that the Soft Play Group is run by unpaid local volunteers.
Before leaving, the Chairman was shown the latest Graffiti Art project at the back of the centre and met the Heatherlands Community Police Officer PC Julian Humphries.
John Hanrahan said, “I would like to say a big thank you to the Chairman from everyone at the Heatherlands Centre.”