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Posted 08 May 2019

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The Arc celebrates first year with community party

The Arc in Westcliff, Scunthorpe, is celebrating its first birthday with a fun community party on Friday 31 May from 1pm-4pm.

There’ll be entertainment, party games, cake and a chance to meet the team and talk to other agencies based there.

Since opening in May 2018, the community centre has welcomed thousands of visitors and has increased its workforce from three to 17 staff and volunteers.

The Arc houses Little Owl’s preschool, Post Office, a training centre, youth zone and meeting rooms for hire and is part of Ongo’s £9million regeneration project, which also includes 41 new homes and retail units.

Jan Williams, Head of Community Investment, said: “This year’s success is not only down to our staff, but to the local community and its willingness to work with us to improve the area.

“That’s why we wanted to host an event that celebrates everyone’s hard work, and gives a little something back to the people of Westcliff.

“Since opening we’ve been able to provide so many opportunities from training, to jobs and youth activities. We can’t wait to grow this offer even more and we’re really excited for the future.”

The Arc runs weekly sessions including bingo, benefit and housing advice, youth clubs and coffee mornings. A team of mentors work from there to help people with education and training.

“We are always looking for suggestions for new events and activities, so get in touch if you have any ideas,” added Jan.

To find out more about The Arc, visit arcwestcliff.co.uk, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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