Children at play at the new West Melton Playcentre premises

Playcentres new beginning

by Ann van Engelen

West Melton Playcentre will be celebrating the grand opening of their new premises that replaces the original centre, which had age-related issues.

“Our committee has worked hard over the past several years to complete the project, and we are very proud of where it is today,” says public relations officer Fiona Giles.

“We are celebrating the playcentre history and heritage of the past 40 years in West Melton, which was set up by Margaret McFedries. The new rooms have been named in her honour as a homage to her dedication to the families who have been involved and supporting each other over the years.

We would love people that don’t know how playcentre works to come along and see us, and we invite past families to come and see how far we have come.”

Mayor Sam Broughton will be cutting a ribbon, and there will be a cake, sausage sizzle, face painting and activities for all to participate in at the event.

“Throughout the week all age groups are catered for up to six years old. We always have activities going and are very accommodating with different abilities and special needs if anyone has certain requirements.

“There are spaces available for families to join us throughout the week.”

The celebrations are open to everyone and will be on Sunday, March 10 from 10.30am until 12.30pm at 1167 West Coast Road, West Melton.