Tuesday November 12 2019

Macclesfield's Cre8 community hub celebrates reopening

Macclesfield's Cre8 community hub celebrates reopening

The young people on the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield have welcomed visitors back to their improved community space following the completion of significant refurbishment work.

The building, located on Mayfield Terrace, is used to provide regular weekly music lessons and workshops for young people as part of the Cre8 Macclesfield Youth and Community programme. After many years of use, the building was in need of several improvements and safety updates.

In partnership with Cre8, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust invested in the necessary improvements including a complete electrical rewire of the building, installing emergency lighting and fitting a modern fire safety alarm system.

The partnership between Cre8 and Peaks & Plains has enabled the team to continue to run valuable community activities for the residents of Moss Rose Estate.

Jenni Hardy, Chair of Cre8, said: “Seeing everyone use the new space to make and practice music has so many benefits. Not only can they develop their creative and technical skills, it also builds their self-esteem and social skills. We are particularly grateful to Sharon Holloway and the team for making the work happen and to see these young people in their music lessons has brought it all to life.”

Mark Howden, Interim Chief Executive of Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, added: “It’s very fulfilling to see the works carried out by the Trust and the positive impact it has had for the young people from the Moss. We’re proud to have played our part in the refurbishment so they can continue to come together to make change happen for themselves and their neighbours – and to make great music too!”

Cre8 is also using the building for its latest initiative – Cre8 Grow – a membership grocery that will deliver low-cost food to four local communities and in the process will stop food from becoming landfill.

"Its very fulfilling to see the works carried out by the Trust and the positive impact it has had for the young people from the Moss."
Mark Howden, Interim Chief Executive of PPHT

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