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Community house gets a makeover

February 17 2017 | Articles | News

(Left to right, Derek Purnell from the Troydale TRA with decorators Steve Tucker and Ian Hardacre from Manchester Working)

A community hub has been given a makeover thanks to a generous donation.

Dolwen House is used by the Troydale Tenants' and Residents' Association for a whole host of meetings and clubs, but was starting to look in need of freshening up.

So Northwards, as managers of the Newton Heath property, arranged for decorators from Manchester Working to pay a visit with their paint pots and brushes.

The decorators donated their time, free of charge, to ensure the property was improved.

Paula Law, business support manager at Manchester Working said: “It’s important to put back into the community and hopefully now it’s a brighter place for the tenants.”

Derek Purnell, chair of the Troydale TRA said: “The decor in the entrance hall and stairway had become tired and scruffy so we really appreciate the guys from Manchester Working providing a lick of paint to freshen up the area."

Dolwen House offers a 'drop in' for residents to get advice on practical issues they are facing, and it also hosts public meetings, community groups and a homework club. It's one of many tenants' groups in the Northwards area.

Emma Foster, head of neighbourhood services at Northwards said: “Derek and the team at Troydale do lots of brilliant work in the community.

“We were pleased to be able to work with our contractor to improve Dolwen House and make it a nicer place for them to provide their valuable services from. We’re grateful to Manchester Working for doing the work.”