It’s been almost a year since the Robert Jeyes Library was transformed into the Chadwell Heath Community Centre. Over the past 12 months the centre has become a hub for the local community and has held many fantastic events, including a visit this summer by her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.

It has recently been announced that the Chadwell Heath Community Centre is to receive a £10,000 donation as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

The remarkable donation will be used to purchase furniture and equipment, and will go towards ensuring that residents have access to a wide range of varied activities and events when the new centre opens in September.

With growing local interest in the Chadwell Heath Community Centre Anne Estlea recently attended Jon Cruddas’s annual volunteer breakfast morning. It was a great chance for Anne to highlight the progress and plans for the centre to local volunteers and Jon.

Jon, who is now a trustee of the CHCC said: “It was great to finally meet Anne, she is very driven and I can see she will get things done, bringing constant growth and improvement to the new centre. I can’t wait to see the Community Centre when the refurbishment is finished in October and it is up and running.