Canning Town children’s centre gets new look for springtime

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. - Credit: Archant

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

Extensive work took place across the week.

Extensive work took place across the week. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant


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“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.

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“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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