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New computers for Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre
A SCHEME to revamp a much-loved North-East youth centre has been officially launched with the opening of a new computer room.
Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre now boasts eight desktop computers, new speakers and a smart screen projector, allowing people of all ages to access the internet and IT courses.
Funded by Durham County Councillors Joan Gray and Paul Gittens, who invested £1,000 in the project, the computer room is the first in a series of improvements to be rolled out at the centre over the next five years.
Phase two, which is expected to cost in the region of £5,000, will see enhancements to the entrance foyer, new hard-wearing carpets fitted and the walls given a fresh coat of paint.
Vince Crosby, Chairman of the Youth Centre Management Committee, said it was important to maintain the youth centre as it played an important role in the community.
“I am so happy to see the computer room up and running, the project has been in the plans of the youth centre for some time but with the receipt of the computers, monitors, speakers and smart screen projector we can move onto the next stage of our five year plan,” he said. “We are so excited and can’t thank Joan and Paul enough. There will be so many people in Newton Aycliffe who will benefit from their wonderful gesture.”
Other planned improvements include putting logos on the doors, enhancing the car park, replacing furniture and general maintenance.