Three community centres have opened and are now available for community bookings.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have opened all their community centres on Great Western Park.

The Northern, District and Southern centres, two of which are brand new buildings, are now available for residents and groups to hire with priority bookings given to groups helping to support Covid-19 responses.

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Last year, the district councils took over the District and Southern centres from Taylor Wimpey and, during lockdown, have modified them to ensure they comply with health and safety regulations, and work has been carried out on all three centres to introduce all the necessary Covid-19 safety measures.

Suzanne Malcolm, acting deputy chief executive of place, at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils said: “We are excited to be able to open our Great Western Park community centres for hire. At the moment, we are prioritising bookings for Covid-19 support, but in the future, we hope to open all three buildings to all users so they can become brilliant community assets for all our residents.”

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