Crescents Community Centre in Kettering to remain open

Crescents Community Centre manager Mandy Raffill
Crescents Community Centre manager Mandy Raffill

The manager of a community centre near the site of the former Avondale schools has emphasised the centre will not be closing.

Mandy Raffill said the Crescents Community Centre had been the subject of suggestions it was going to shut.

She believes the imminent disposal of the former school buildings in Laburnum Crescent, Kettering, around the corner from the centre, are fuelling the rumours.

She said: “We have heard rumours going around about the Crescents Community Centre closing. I have had no end of people ringing up.”

She said that was not the case, adding that from her point of view it was business as usual.

“The centre will not be closing,” she said. “All our user groups and bingo nights are going ahead as normal. We are still doing parties at the centre on Saturdays and Sundays.

“For all of you who have booked a party with us I can assure you your party is safe.”