A NEW community centre has opened at Barry Waterfront.

The £1.5 million centre has been funded with money from the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Strong Communities Grant Fund, Section 106 contributions secured from local developments, and other sources including the National Lottery.

The Bridge Between Community Centre, which is located just off Heol Y Llongau, will house the Barry Uniting Church, and will be used for social activities, with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility .

Organisations will also be able to book rooms in the building – which includes a large hall and smaller spaces.

The building has a community garden, with plans for expansion, and Changing Places toilets to ensure those with disabilities have adequate facilities for their need.

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There will be a café at the centre on Fridays and Saturdays and disability advocacy organisation – Vale People First – will be based there.

Cllr Lis Burnett, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “I’m delighted that this important building has now been completed.

“It will not only provide a home for the Barry Uniting Church, but also space for a host of other groups that benefit and enrich the local community.

“Supporting this type of worthwhile local project is exactly what the Strong Communities Grant Fund is for and it’s always pleasing to see the real difference that money can make.

“I’d also like to thank the residents that helped make this scheme a reality.

"Their work has been invaluable.”

Find out more about the community centre at www.thebridgebetween.org.uk