THE Broomwood Community and Wellbeing Centre in Timperley was officially opened earlier this month by BlueSCI and representatives from Trafford Council.

Over the Past six months, the building has been transformed into a vibrant and active community hub which will offer health and sport related activities, support and advice for residents of all ages to enhance local people’s health and wellbeing and improve their lives. The Council’s Youth Service will also have a presence in the building.

BlueSCI is a not for profit social enterprise which specialises in supporting people to maintain good mental health and wellbeing. It took over the management of the centre from the Council last year on a community transfer basis and this means that the building will still benefit local people but will be cost-free for the Council for a lease period of five years.

This localised approach to health and wellbeing reflects the Council’s neighbourhood partnership approach for local areas in Trafford.

Helen Jones, Corporate Director of Economic Growth and Prosperity and Interim Corporate Director for the Environment, Transport and Operations, said.

“The opening of the Broomwood Community and Wellbeing Centre is a significant day for the people of Timperley. It brings together and celebrates all the hard work everyone including residents, the Council and partners have put into this project over the last three years to secure its future.”

Alicia Clare blueSCI Director said.

"BlueSCI is delighted to be working with the local community, Trafford Council and a number of key partners to provide a wide range of activities and opportunities at the Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre that supports people to feel good and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.”