Stonegrove Residents Celebrate the Opening of OneStonegrove
Residents of former Stonegrove & Spur Road estates have celebrated the official opening of their brand new community centre and church, OneStonegrove.
The £4.2 million state of the art building was built as part of the Stonegrove and Spur Road regeneration project in Edgware.
To mark the opening, a free community fun day was hosted by Stonegrove Community Trust (SCT) on Saturday 16th July.
Key highlights included the official opening of the building by the Chair of Stonegrove Community Trust, Dan Goodman and Barnet Council Leader, Councillor Richard Cornelius.
There was lots of entertainment for all the family including a free BBQ, a face painter, massage therapist, bouncy boxing, smoothie bike, adult rodeo bull and afternoon tea.
Residents were treated to a unique mobile farm experience with lambs to cuddle, piglets to tickle, a donkey to groom, chicks to sit on hands or laps, colourful chicken and geese and ducks to hold. In addition, they were shocked and entertained by the range of snakes & other reptiles on display.
OneStonegrove will be home to The Amber Café, St. Peter’s Church, Buttercups on the Green nursery and The Hive Community Trust.
The community centre was integral to the design of the regenerated estate delivered by Barnet Council, Barratt London and Family Mosaic, replacing the existing St Peter’s Church with a £4.2 million joint community centre and church. The London Diocesan Fund was key in co-ordinating all the partners and ensuring that the design and specification was fit for purpose, ready for use by both the church and the wider community.
Dan Goodman, local resident and Chair of Stonegrove Community Trust thanked all those involved with building such a fantastic centre saying: “This project was made possible by community spirit, co-operation and partnership. Our vision for this centre is to be at the heart of this community for the 900 families that live here.”
Its wonderful facilities include two large activity halls, a treatment room, chapel and baptism pool! Both halls will have full audio and video capability via an inbuilt sound system and LCD screens.
Council Leader, Councillor Richard Cornelius said: “I am delighted that our ambitious plans for regenerating the Stonegrove area have come to fruition. The new joint church and community centre will provide a real focal point on the estate, serving the St Peter’s congregation as well as Stonegrove residents from young to old. I hope these fantastic new facilities will be enjoyed by families in the area for years to come.”
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