Community centre saved

Fawdon Community Centre in Newcastle was due to close because of a lack of council funding, until Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation stepped in to save it.

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Community centre saved by charity takeover

Fawdon Community Centre has a library, a playgroup and space for local groups. The council announced it did not have the money to keep it going - so a charity has taken over and saved it.

Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation moved its offices there this week and will carry out its work representing the people of Newcastle from the centre, while maintaining the building through its existing budget.

Watch Lucy Taylor's full report below.

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