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bdht community centre re-opens in Charford following makeover

bdht is delighted to have re-opened its Charford-based café and community centre after a full refurbishment and make over of the newly named, The Pod.

Formerly known as Starlight Café, The Pod, on Humphrey Avenue, now boasts a professional standard kitchen and café area with a fully-equipped computer zone with free internet access, a large training room, IT training facility and newly renovated garden space.

Representatives from local strategic partners including West Mercia Police, Bromsgrove District Council, the Basement Project and Heart of Worcestershire College were all invited to a sneak peek of the centre to see all that it has to offer.

Graeme Anderson, Director of Housing and Communities at bdht, says: “It was really lovely to see so many people, who are so involved in our community, come along to support us in this venture. The Pod really is at the heart of the community and has been revamped to offer the best possible facilities for the people of Charford and Bromsgrove.

“We wanted to create somewhere that would serve as a central, relaxed meeting place for friends, community groups and clubs, as well as an IT hub and a learning zone. It really does offer all of these things and we encourage people to pop along and see for themselves. If you need help with budgeting, or understanding Universal Credit, or you want to learn a new skill, The Pod is the place for you.”

bdht has invested in improving the facilities, and its IT partner, CNT, has donated new computers and given all its engineer time for free. Courses are being provided by a range of local partners including IT, literacy and numeracy, health and wellbeing, arts and crafts, and sign language among others.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the Pod at 13 Humphrey Ave, Bromsgrove B60 3JB.