“We have between 800 and 1,000 people using our facilities every week. In a community that is so diverse, people of all ages and all walks of life come here to both learn and enjoy themselves. It’s a real success story, and one that’s at the heart of the community.”
The Franco Family
It was just over a year ago that the Franco family were told they would be moving from their two-bedroom flat in Edward Kennedy House into a three-bedroom apartment, part of the second wave of residents to be given new homes as part of the regeneration of Wornington Green.
“I say to everyone that it’s been a new lease of life,” says Rejhan, “and that doesn’t happen to many people. With the high ceilings and tall windows there’s just so much space and light. It’s so much better than our previous flat.”
“It was just fantastic to see these people who give up so much of their time – and whose efforts so often go unrecognised – have one evening when it’s all about them for a change. It was great to see them really enjoying themselves.”
“Every weekend is a little miracle,” says Jonny, owner of Bluebelles café on Portobello Road. “To serve as many customers as we do from our small kitchen is an incredible team effort. But when there’s that many people, you know you’re doing something right.”
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