YOUNG people on the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield have been showing off their improved community hub, following completion of significant refurbishment work.
The building, located on Mayfield Terrace, is used to provide regular weekly music lessons and workshops for young people as part of the Cre8 Macclesfield Youth & Community programme. After many years of use, the building needed several improvements and safety updates.
In partnership with Cre8, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust (PPHT) invested in the necessary improvements, including a complete electrical rewire of the building, the installation of emergency lighting and fitting a modern fire safety alarm system.
The partnership between Cre8 and PPHT has enabled the team to continue to run valuable community activities for the residents of Moss Rose Estate.
“Seeing everyone use the new space to make and practice music has so many benefits,” said Jenni Hardy, chair of Cre8. “Not only can they develop their creative and technical skills, it also builds their self-esteem and social skills. We are particularly grateful to Sharon Holloway and the team for making the work happen and to see these young people in their music lessons has brought it all to life.”
Mark Howden, PPHT’s interim chief executive, added: “It’s very fulfilling to see the works carried out by the Trust and the positive impact it has had for the young people from the Moss. We’re proud to have played our part in the refurbishment so they can continue to come together to make change happen for themselves and their neighbours – and to make great music too.”
Cre8 is also using the building for its latest initiative – Cre8 Grow – a membership grocery that will deliver low-cost food to four local communities and in the process will stop food from becoming landfill.
Main Image: (Left to right) Sharon Holloway, fire safety compliance officer at PPHT; Jenni Hardy, chair of Cre8; and Mark Howden, interim chief executive at PPHT.