David Ruffley MP to celebrate Southgate Community Centre handover

Monday, 17 October, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be speaking at the Southgate Community Centre Handover Ceremony on Friday 21 October at 10am.

The control of the Community Centre is being passed from St Edmundsbury Borough Council to Southgate Community Partnership which is a local directive made up of members of Southgate Church and the local community.

There will be a signing ceremony, presentation of a cheque from Southgate Church and the unveiling of a plaque by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Councillor Christopher Spicer.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I will be saying a few words in recognition of the excellent work that St Edmundsbury Borough Council has achieved throughout its time managing the Community Centre. I believe that the Southgate Community Partnership is a prime example of local residents taking an active interest in the running of their facilities and reflects how the Big Society can provide a real framework for our society. I would also like to extend my thanks to Southgate Church for their generous donation.'