The Kindle centre celebrates 10 years

The South Wye Development Trust celebrated the 10 year birthday of the The Kindle Centre in Hereford by having a Open Day for the community to visit and find out what happens at the Kindle Centre, and what exciting activities they have planned for the future!

The Kindle Centre by ASDA Supermarket was part of the section 106 planning permission for the ASDA Superstore, the requirement was to provide a community facility on the site. A site with a community facility and GP drop in and dental access alongside a Superstore is pretty unique! South Wye Development Trust, a Charity, was formed in 2006 to take on the new facility and create and run a community business to provide services to the community.

Cllr Phillip Edwards opened the event, and thanked all those who had supported the Kindle Centre over the years and who continue to support the centre.

Cllr Phillip Edwards said

"Looking back at the last 10 years with time to reflect on being a Member of Herefordshire Council's County Planning Committee when we voted against officer advice and approved the Asda Development including the Kindle centre Community Building and £6million Flood Alleviation scheme to protect properties and highway network.

Cllr Chris Chappell chaired the South Wye Regeneration Board and Will Lindsay followed by skilfully guiding the Board into creating The South Wye Development Trust to oversee the running of The Kindle Centre and outreach working throughout the South Wye area.

In more recent years I have chaired The Trust, professionally supported by Mandy Evans as Company Secretary and Kindle Well-Being Centre Manager and recognise it is a privilege to work with a good mix of skilled Board Members, managers and volunteers.

Hears to the next 10 years and may it bring equal successes"

Also in attendance were the Vice Lord Lieutenant and his wife - Mr Christopher James and Mrs Lottie James, the High Sheriff of Hereford, Bill Jackson, the Chairman of Herefordshire council, Cllr Brian Wilcox, and the Mayor of Hereford Cllr Jim Kenyon as well as other supporters, groups and users of the kindle centre.

Find out more about what the Kindle Centre has to offer on their website.

Some pictures from the event

10 year celebration Kindle centre collage

Published: 29th March 2017