St George’s community hub re-launches

The newly refurbished community hub at the St George’s Centre in Middleton was officially re-launched on Friday (14 September 2018) by Cllr Debra Coupar, executive member for communities, with Middleton Park ward members Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Paul Truswell.

The hub features redesigned library area, an enlarged job club area with extra public computers, plus interview rooms for partner agencies to speak to clients in privacy. The building is shared with the NHS minor injuries clinic.

Cllr Debra Coupar said:

“This was one of our flagship hubs when we first opened it and to see it so well used, I’m delighted to come back and re-launch it.”

Cllr Blake drew attention to the partnership work over many years saying:

“This centre opened in 2003 and was absolutely ground-breaking at the time to bring Council and community facilities together with our health partners. It’s fantastic for the residents who live in our area that they can come in and access state-of-the-art services.

“I can’t tell you the difference it makes having the Police based here alongside colleagues from Children and Adults services sharing knowledge and experience.”

Cllr Paul Truswell added:

“I feel I’ve come full circle as I was involved in the setting up of the Credit Union back in the 1980s and now it‘s here as an integral partner in this fantastic hub, serving the people of Belle Isle and Middleton so effectively.”

Guests were also serenaded by the Lychee Red Chinese elders choir who sang two songs, one in Cantonese and one in Mandarin.

Regular surgeries and activities at St Georges Centre include:

Registrars (All day appointments)
Welfare Rights (All day appointments)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (All day appointments)
Money Buddies (AM drop-in)
Leeds Housing Options (Same day appointments)

Women’s Lives Leeds (All day drop-in)
Community Links (All day appointments)
Registrars (All day appointments)
Welfare Rights (All day appointments)
Engage Leeds (AM drop-in)
Housing – Benefit Adviser (All day appointments)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (All day appointments)
Welfare Rights (All day appointments)
Remploy (PM drop-in)

Registrars (All day appointments)

Councillor surgery first Saturday of the month (AM drop-in)

A new Chess Club has started on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm. Watch out for more events and activities.
St George’s Centre is open 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.


2 Replies to “St George’s community hub re-launches”

  1. Wonder if Cllr Debra Coupar or Cllr Judith Blake cut the ribbon on the Managed Area in Holbeck !! Think you forgot to tell the Residents you had done it

  2. I absolutely agree with Nigel, it’s about time the above Councillors are named and shamed.They should come and visit Holbeck,and see all the everyday SEX litter we have to tolerate young children as well. Do the Labour Councilors have a conscience about what Horrors they have created in The Holbeck Community.What They should do is come and stay in Holbeck and see first hand what the people have to tolerate in the so called Managed Area (which isn’t managed) and see what they have created. The Councillors are Shameful, Disgraceful, and are not fit to be in office.Lets have the sex zone moved to where they live,let their community suffer like Holbeck.In the next local elections Don’t vote for Labour as the next Sex Zone could be where you live.

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