Asda launches community centre to aid local groups

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ASDA in Peterhead is opening up its doors to local organisations to use its Longside Road store - and it won’t cost them a penny!

The new ‘community centre’ is open to not-for-profit organisations which require meeting space to improve the quality of people’s lives locally and is calling on groups to come forward and sign up.

The initiative is part of the store’s Community Life scheme which launched at the end of March.

Those eligible include schools, skills trainers, homework clubs, health clubs, neighbourhood watch, teaching courses and community police events.

Commenting on the initiative, Asda store manager, Grant McHardy, said: “We are opening up our training room at no extra cost because we realise that having a space to sit down and meet is becoming increasingly harder for not-for-profit organisations.

“We’ll be keeping an events calendar on our community life notice board so people are aware of the bigger events and those which are open to all.”

There is no cost to the organisation and there is no requirement for anyone using the space to shop at the store.

Mr McHardy added: “We require eight weeks’ notice of a booking and evidence of public liability insurance, which most groups should have.

“Our community champion will act as host for the group, but other than that we will simply be there if they need us - it really is their space to use.”

To find out more about the initiative ask in store at customer services.