Open Door members decorate site with images of future services
A HEALTH and social care service is having a brush with art to help promote its services.
As reported, the site of the old Strand Infant School, in Albion Street – which closed more than three years ago – will be used for a new Open Door centre.
The diggers and bulldozers have now finished demolishing the former school and building work is expect to start in the next few weeks.
However, members of Open Door have decided to decorate the wooden panelling that surrounds the site with images of what the service will be providing in the future.
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Open Door centre manager Rob Baty said: "The site is ready to be built on and work should start in the next few weeks.
"We are hoping to be up and running in the summer next year.
"Open Door will be providing health and social care for the East Marsh.
"There will be a range of support and counselling groups when the building is up and running.
"We decided to come and paint the wooden panels to brighten up the area as they are going to be up for a number of months.
"The images are showing what kinds of support will be held at the new centre.
"It is a huge project and we can't wait to see it up and running."
The new building will house five medical rooms, four counselling rooms, and three activity spaces, as well as space for therapy and a cafe.
Volunteer Jane Mouncey, from The Sewing Club based at Open Door, said: "We have come down to help others at Open Door decorate the site.
"Open Door is vital to the community and helps people develop their skills.
"We want to inspire people to do something positive in their lives.
"I think painting the walls is a great idea because it brightens the area while the work is going on and shows what we do."
Once the centre is up and running it will be open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.30pm.