IT suite set to open at east Leeds community centre

A new IT suite will be officially opened in an east Leeds community centre this week thanks to support provided by the local area committee.

As part of the refurbishment, ten new computers will be available for use by local residents at Ebor Gardens Community Centre, which will support job search activities and the delivery of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) sessions.

Funded by the inner east area committee and the GMB union through their community organising project, the new computers will play an important part in also supplementing and improving existing sessions already delivered at the centre.

These include the parent support programme delivered by Ebor Gardens Primary School and youth inclusion project by a crime reduction charity that provides activities for young people every Tuesday night.

The official opening of the IT suite on Thursday 24 October will begin at 2.15pm, and local residents are invited to join the chair of the area committee Councillor Asghar Khan, local councillors and representatives of the GMB for the event and to also find out more about the services on offer at the centre.

Councillor Asghar Khan, chair of the inner east area committee said:

“We were delighted to provide funding through our area committee towards 10 computers which will be included in a new IT suite at Ebor Gardens Community Centre.

"This equipment will play a very important part in providing local people with the chance to access and find out more about training and job opportunities.

"I would also like to thank the GMB for the funding they have also provided to this project at the community centre, which plays a very important role in the area for people of all ages."

Notes to editors:

£11,065 of funding was provided towards the initiative by the inner east area committee, with £6,000 from the GMB union.

For further details about the event or community centre, please contact Sarah May, BRH Neighbourhood Manager on (0113) 3367681 or sarah.may@leeds.gov.uk

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Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

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