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The Association started life as a group known as Springbank South Residents Association in the early 1980s. It was given occupancy of the old Thomas Stratten School on Londesborough Street by the then County Council. Two of the original founder members of the group are still serving on the present committee. They are June McConaghy and Vera Blanchard. It became a fully constituted Community Association and a registered Charity later in the Eighties. It was also later in the eighties offered a purpose built Community Centre on West Parade Springbank by the City Council after much wrangling regarding its siting.
Several further current members of the present Committee joined at that point including Frank McConaghy and Doreen Campbell. The centres present position next to the school and at the heart of Springbank was eventually agreed as the ideal site and built here.
The Centre has delivered many varied services to the local and public further afield since it was opened. Services have included Youth Clubs, Children and Senior Citizens Christmas parties, Family Fun days, Youth Computer Clubs, IT suite with assistance to learn skills or access the net, facilities for people with physical and learning difficulties organisations, meeting facilities and help for local groups including many ethnic minority groups, Welfare and Benefits Rights advice and help, Bingo, Karate, Judo, keep fit clubs, dance groups, music tuition, instruction in building and repairing computers, numerous First Aid, Food Hygiene and educational courses and facilities for parties and weddings up to 250 people including kitchen facilities. In addition to all these we also facilitate Councillors Surgeries, Area Forums and local police surgeries.
We are always available to help local people and groups in any way we can.