Denbigh comes together to officially open HWB Dinbych Monday 17 November 2014
Members of the Denbigh community have joined forces to officially open the new HWB Dinbych building on Smithfield Road.
The £2.2m Grŵp Cynefin development has been officially opened by Upper Denbigh ward county councillor Colin Hughes, who was joined by Denbigh groups and organisations at the grand opening of the innovative new building.
HWB Dinbych, which first opened its doors in August, is a new community space in Denbigh for local people, which also provides a number of educational and employment opportunities.
The building boasts a range of facilities that are available for members of the public to use. HWB Dinbych’s facilities include four teaching rooms, a music studio, workshop space, IT room, teaching kitchen and a multi-purpose room that can host a variety of activities including fitness classes, meetings and youth clubs.
Cllr Hughes said: “I’m extremely proud to have been asked to officially open HWB Dinbych, which has already become a focal point for the Denbigh community.
“The building will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of the Upper Denbigh area, and it’s brilliant to see so many people who have supported our vision for a youth enterprise centre in the town here today.
“There’s already been a significant uptake in use of the facilities here, and I look forward to seeing the long-term impact HWB Dinbych will have on the community.”
Over the last two months, the centre has become the home of a number of clubs and organisations, including Denbigh Youth Project. The centre is also used as a meeting point for Denbigh businesses, and hosts a programme of classes for all ages run by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.
The scheme, which was developed on a former brownfield site, also includes six flats for young people to support and prepare them for independent living.
HWB Dinbych is managed by housing association Grŵp Cynefin, and is a partnership project with Denbighshire County Council’s youth services and housing departments, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, and Denbigh Youth Project.
Walis George, chief executive of Grŵp Cynefin, said: “We’re extremely proud of HWB Dinbych and the positive feedback we’ve had from Denbigh residents, groups and businesses so far.
“The HWB is available for the whole community to use, and we hope that more groups and organisations will take advantage of the facilities that are available on their doorstep.”
For more information call Ann Davies on 0300 111 2122 or follow @HWB_Dinbych on Twitter.
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