The Parish of Sandal Magna
St. Helen's and St. Paul's Church
Serving Sandal, Walton and Portobello
in Wakefield UK
© Sandal Magna PCC 2011
Portobello Community Centre
The Portobello Community Centre was re-opened on 28th July 2009 after the much needed refurbishment. The new centre allows it to be a focal point for the community once again. The importance of the community centre could be seen by the turnout for the opening,over 100 local residents turned out for the occasion as well as prominent local councillors and the Mayoress of Wakefield. There was also a show before the opening by the local majorette group which was enjoyed by all.
The Portobello Forum secured funding and assistance from many local agencies, including Wakefield and District Housing, Keepmoat, NPS and Wakefield MDC. Through Groundwork, capital was secured from the Coalfield Regeneration Trust to get the project going.
Since the Community Centre opened in 2008, many people have enjoyed the new facility. We are now filling the programme, with groups using the building every day. You are very welcome to join in, or there are still spaces for new groups.
The centre is open for hire too! For more information contact Sally Martin on (07910) 558139
There are many activities at the Community Centre: