Crowborough Community Centre upgrades facilities

Left to right: Contractor Kev from Constantine Construction and trustees Frank Lees, Chantal Wilson, Roger Bishop and Clive Wilson formed a work party to prepare the car park for resurfacing.

Car park resurfaced, new water heater, taps and drinks vending machine installed

As Crowborough Community Centre prepares to welcome back more user groups and visitors hopefully in later in June, trustees and management have taken the opportunity to upgrade some important facilities.

The most obvious to visitors will be the newly re-surfaced and white lined car park, a task completed in mid-May after a small group of trustee volunteers prepared the site for the contractors by weeding the edges and sweeping up years’ worth of debris. The car park has three additional spaces making 19 in all, including three disabled spaces. With the zebra crossing to the enlarged area of the town car park now installed and working, there should be plenty of convenient parking for our busiest times and largest of events.

A Spokesperson told us; “We are unable to open the café at the moment but in the meantime we have installed a high tech vending machine that makes several types of coffee, English breakfast tea, Earl Grey and hot chocolate”. These are all to a high standard according to joint centre manager Brian Stockton, clearly a fan, who described the machine as being “mighty fine with just a hint of aristocratic arrogance”.

Among other upgrades, the commercial scale water heater for the centre has been renewed to improve reliability in providing instant hot water to all taps. Along with this upgrade, all the taps over washbasins in the centre’s toilet facilities have been replaced, the originals having reached the end of their service life. The Centre are also pleased to have made good progress with the programme to replace all lights with long-lasting, low energy LEDs. These are now installed in all public areas which should reduce electricity bills.

Chairman Chantal Wilson said “We are very sorry that the counter service in the café will not be re-opening at the moment. However, everyone is very welcome to use the café space to socialise. We also hope people will hire the high grade commercial kitchen for private events.”