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Resource Centre: supporting the community for 40 years

By Jennifer Drury

 
Photo:Celebrating 40 years: The Mayor with Resource Centre supporters

Celebrating 40 years: The Mayor with Resource Centre supporters

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One of The Mayor's charities

The Resource Centre Tilbury Place, which supports over 900 local community groups every year, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The  Resource Centre is one of 27 charities currently being supported by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Pete West. For four decades the centre has helped local volunteers to run activities and events for their own communities. Kate Page, who has worked at the Centre since 1982, said “Small groups create support networks and give people a sense of belonging, which cannot be matched by any top-down large organisation".

Access to comprehensive resources

Beryl Tucknott a Resource Centre trustee, has been using the Resource Centre for 25 years. She said “I first came to the Resource Centre in 1991, when we set up Robert Lodge Tenants Association with the help of Mary Mears. Tenants didn’t have a voice, and we set up the Association to represent tenants’ interests. We managed to get community rooms and a laundry. The Resource Centre helped us with minute taking, bookkeeping and publicity. We wouldn’t have been able to set up the Association without them.”

Touched so many lives

The Mayor. Councillor Pete West said: “The Resource Centre has touched the lives of so many people over the years. I truly believe we wouldn’t have such a rich and diverse range of community activity without them. For forty years they’ve been working away in the background, providing groups with the services they need to do their work. I would love to hear the stories people have to tell about their memories of the Resource Centre.”

Want to know more?

For further information and details of the services offered by the Resource Centre please visit their website The Resource Centre.

 

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