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2017 Annual Review

Environment

  • We replaced paper hand towel holders in the toilet areas with 5 electric hand driers and installed double toilet roll holders.
  • Sensory lights were fitted in all toilet areas and the kitchen.
  • Some external floodlights were replaced with LED lights.
  • New door was installed on the storage area and shelving erected.
  • Hedgehog gutter guards were installed on the main building to keep the gutters leaf free.

 

Financial

Additional weekly bookings since mid-year have included Destination Judo and Kim Chung Do Kwan. On a monthly basis we have the Coronary Care Support Social Group and Trefoil Guild who also use the Centre. Unfortunately, we have lost one group, 10th Darlington Brownies who have amalgamated with the Monday group.

 

Health & Safety

  • Fire Extinguishers yearly check undertaken in May
  • PAT testing of all electrical equipment took place in August
  • Lunch club retained it’s 5 Star status following an inspection by the Environmental Health Officer from Darlington Borough Council

 

General

  • A new projector for the centre was purchased
  • New heating boiler was installed in the main building in March and the system flushed.
  • Serendipity Pre-School continue to use the Small Hall five days a week.
  • Other weekly users include: Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger Units; Boys Brigade; 6 Fitness Sessions with Mel and Doug Hutchinson; Coronary Support (Yoga & Tai Chi);Parent and Toddlers; Karate; Rugrat Rugby; Slimming World and Link – fitness session.
  • 85 additional events/party bookings have taken place
  • The Centre was used for Elections on 2 occasions this year
  • Friends of the Dene have loaned tables for events on 2 occasions
  • 2 Charity Events have taken place, free of charge
  • Sadly Zita Allan a long serving member of our Management Committee died in July, she supported the centre as a neighbour and keyholder and will be missed.
  • Many thanks also to the Management Committee who open the centre for private events and ensure the centre is always fit for use.

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