Celebrations for new community centre
A new community centre and 23 new council homes have opened in Crouch Hill to the delight of residents.
Brickworks is the new accessible community centre for the whole of Tollington ward, and includes a café, meeting rooms, kitchens, a sports hall, children’s play spaces, a nursery, therapy rooms, offices for community organisations, a roof garden and music room.
The centre also boasts a special ‘Changing Places’ toilet, which provides additional facilities such as a hoist, a changing bench and a shower for people with profound and multiple disabilities, beyond those usually found in a standard accessible toilet.
Resident and mother Jennie Holloway said: “We come to the stay and play here on a Tuesday… [our old community centre] was quite run down, so to come here and be in a new space with new equipment and things is really lovely.”
New council homes were built along with Brickworks and include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats, of which two are fully wheelchair accessible. The new homes house 80 people, and all are for social rent. They are part of Islington Council’s commitment to building 2,000 new homes by 2020, including 500 new council homes.