On the last full day before the election I popped down to Acorn Community Centre, Wecock Farm to talk to their staff and see their facilities.
It was amazing to hear what the centre is doing to support their local community.
They are offering youth services, cooking classes, indoor sports, room hire for a variety of uses, dance classes, and other things!
This centre, like other community centres, are all doing great work to support their communities, but they need investment to fulfil their true potential in the long term.
The next government needs to be putting much more money into youth services and community centres, providing financial support for infrastructure, and helping all these centres to be more financially sustainable in the longer term.
These centres can then focus more on helping more people in their neighbourhoods, and in building a great community where everyone feels apart of.
Matt Bunday – Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate