Fawdon Community Centre saved by charity

Fawdon Community Centre was due to close after council funding was withdrawn, until Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation agreed to take over, moving in its offices.

The charity will use its own budget to maintain the building, which houses a library, playgroup and space for community groups.

Fawdon Community Centre
Fawdon Community Centre is in use 50% of the time - but its new owners want expand that. Credit: ITV

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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.