Landport Community Centre was officially relaunched at a ceremony held at the centre on 31st October.
We were pleased to welcome staff and trustees to the event along with our 2 Portsmouth MP’s, Penny Mordaunt and Stephen Morgan and local councillors, Cal Corkery and Kirsty Mellor.
Jon Muller, Chair of Trustees, talked about what the centre had achieved since Enable Ability took over stewardship in 2019, and Alan Jenkins, the Centre Manager, described our plans for the centre in the months and years ahead.
The centre is quite unique in that it supports the local community, hosts Enable Ability play schemes, and is the base for Inter Activ, the social enterprise supporting young people with disabilities into work. Participants in the social enterprise demonstrated their skills and activities during the afternoon, and those attending saw the work of the cafe, computer repair shop, video production company, and arts and crafts work stream. Since 2019, the centre has undergone major refurbishment and redecoration, and we are grateful to local councillors who supported grant applications to have this work done through the Community Infrastructure Levy.
We were also delighted to welcome the family of the late Ken Bowen, a long standing Trustee and Chair of Trustees, to dedicate a room at Landport to his memory. Our thanks to Alan, Hollie and Karen for organising and delivering the event.
Presentation by Alan Jenkins prior to room dedication
The Inter Activ- What’s It Like team