Working with L&Q, Rydon is providing repair and maintenance services free of charge to the Broadfield Community Centre in Crawley, West Sussex.
The centre is located at the heart of one of the largest estates in the town and serves as the backbone of the community, providing the Broadfield Estate with children’s services, youth clubs and adult education. It is independently run and is completely reliant on donations, with the money it generates from room hire fees to cover running costs.
Maintenance of these facilities is an ongoing task, but through its lon- term supporter - housing association L&Q - Rydon has stepped forward to help with repairs and maintenance problems such as blocked drains and central heating, offering advice on larger and long-term issues.
“We are very proud to provide our services free of charge to the Broadfield Community Centre. It was more than apparent within minutes of my arrival for the first time that this was the hub of the local community. The atmosphere is captivating and gives us a real sense of purpose in assisting the community we serve and maintaining the building which has suffered due to lacking funds.” Lyn Ware, Operations Manager for Rydon.
L&Q has been a long-term supporter of the Broadfield Community Centre and as part of its work with local community organisations and charities. It was the setting for the launch of the L&Q Foundation to invest in community development projects as well as sponsoring the creation of community facilities and new housing developments around London and the South East.
Rydon provides housing association L&Q with a dedicated fast response maintenance team, ensuring that their 3,000 occupied homes, including the Broadfield Estate, are kept in the best possible condition across parts of Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey.