Written by David Jackson
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 10:53
The board of management for our community centre was formed in July 2010 when it emerged that under council spending cuts that our community centre was to close. Board members were nominated and elected and came from the membership of Sudellside Community Association.
The board at the moment is made up of 9 people who are responsible for the running of the community centre. On the 1st April 2011 the board took control of the Sudellside Community Centre and promptly renamed it to Darwen Valley Community Centre to reflect that a) our community centre was the only one left in Darwen and so it's name should reflect this and b) Darwen the town lies in a valley so it made good sense!
On the 30th July 2011 we held our official opening day which was very successful and from that point we've gone from strength to strength.
The board members and the office they hold are:
Eileen Entwistle MBE - Honourary President
David Jackson - Chairman
Wilf Helliwell - Vice Chairman
Joan Helliwell - Secretary
Joan Hepple - Treasurer
Ray Heeks - Member with special responsibilities