The Gallows Close Centre, Talk by Kim Avison. Downe Arms

Wed, Aug 14th 2019 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reception: David F. & Mark S. Grace/Host: Richard Grunwell. Thanks & Media report :Ramaswamy

Kimmie Avison Development Worker/Manager The Gallows Close Centre 

The Gallows Close Centre Ltd is a company established by Jim Martin, currently with 2 fellow directors to manage a community Centre situated adjacent to an area of multi deprivation at the request of Scarborough Borough Council, when it divested itself of 4 Play Centres within the Borough as a cost cutting exercise. In recent years Kim Avison was appointed and through her hard work has developed a good volunteer support infrastructure and introduced multi agency use of the Centre with a diverse range of activities.

Reception : TBC; Grace & host : TBC  Vote of thanks & media report TBC.  {Meeting organisers for August = John Walker & Jim Martin

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