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Community comes together for Big Build in Whitehaven

Seathwaite Community Centre

[A] group of volunteers and organisations are giving up their time next week for a DIY SOS-style build in Whitehaven.

On Monday (30 Oct) the volunteers will begin a project to build and install a shed and allotment area at the Seathwaite Community Centre, Seathwaite Avenue, Mirehouse in Whitehaven.

The project has been co-ordinated from the Copeland Hub in Whitehaven and the volunteers are being led by the local Men in Sheds group.

Support for the project has come from a number of local businesses including Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure, Travis Perkins, Nisa Local, O’Connor Fencing and Focus Scaffolding.

The community build is expected to take three days, concluding on Wednesday, 3 November.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “What a great idea! I am always impressed to hear what can be achieved in communities by people and organisations identifying a problem and instead of just moaning, get on and ‘roll up their sleeves’ and working together to fix it, well done them!

“Providing such facilities as these can make a huge difference to those who live in the area, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the project develops, let’s hope it catches on.”

Louise Coid, Copeland Hub Manager, said: “The Mirehouse community was pro-active in approaching the Copeland Hub for assistance with this project, and we were delighted to work with the community, businesses and partners towards the delivery of this fantastic scheme.”
People can follow the progress of the build on Facebook at

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