Canning Town children’s centre gets new look for springtime

09:00 21 March 2016

Students and tradesmen worked together to give The Arc in the Park playground a makeover.

Students and tradesmen worked together to give The Arc in the Park playground a makeover.


Delighted children will now be able to make the most of the summer months thanks to a makeover.

Work at Arc in the Park sub-contractors and students worked together.Work at Arc in the Park sub-contractors and students worked together.

Twelve students from Newham joined skilled tradesmen at Arc In The Park playground in Hermit Road, Newham to give the centre a new lease of life.

Work included installing a new disabled shower and toilet and fire alarm.

Extensive work took place across the week.Extensive work took place across the week.

The project was led by Vinci Facilities who provided their services for free.

Vinci business and community investment manager, Josephine O’Connor, said: “The place will have a new lease of life for the spring.

Work included installing a new disabled toilet and shower.Work included installing a new disabled toilet and shower.

“This work means that funding can be used elsewhere, it’s not taking it away from the children.”

Kevin Jenkins co-founder and life president of Community links said: “It’s absolutely brilliant.

“It’s a bright and welcoming building, a place you want to be in now.”

And he added that the contribution of everyone who gave their time had made a real difference.

“It’s great when public and private charities come together, he said. “What they have done is get to help us make a real difference in years to come.

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making all this possible.”

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