Sheppey Healthy Living Centre celebrates reaching 10 years
Dozens of people went along to help the Healthy Living Centre
celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Staff at the building, off Royal Road, Sheerness, pulled out all
the stops to mark the milestone on Thursday last week, exactly a
decade since it opened.
The celebration was held towards the end of a week of activities
at the centre to keep children busy during the half-term
Mayor of Swale Cllr Pat Sandle cut the cake and there was a
speech and presentation given by Sheppey Matters manager Nigel
Guests were able to learn more about the projects which already
run from there, such as the various clubs, Sheppey Wheels and the
community allotments project, as well as learning about ones which
are in the pipeline.
The food truck was also officially launched, with lunch served
to the visitors by eight youngsters who are doing a course in
partnership with Sheppey Matters and JobCentre Plus.
There was also a presentation about Sheppey Matters’ plan to
open an office in Eastchurch Village Hall so it can offer some
services to residents at the Island’s eastern end, such as computer
and photography courses.
Sheppey Matters has been given £22,000 of funding by Kent County
Council to launch what is known as a “house project” at the village
hall, in Warden Road, Eastchurch.
A space at the hall will be turned into what looks like a normal
home – with a lounge, seating area and kitchen – and young people
will be able to go along there, anonymously, to get advice.
Professionals will be on hand to talk to visitors about their
sexual, mental and physical health.
Mr Martin said: “It was a very nice day – we couldn’t have asked
“Everyone joined in and wanted to be involved.
“Community chef Mike Spackman was absolutely over the moon with
those who worked on the food truck.
“He said they are an excellent example of what can be
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