Dunston Activity Centre has transferred from Gateshead Council to Dunston Family Church as a result of the £110m of savings which the Council has been required to make since 2010.
Following the takeover, some changes are now in place. For example, the library has become a volunteer-run library with support from the Council. The gym continues to operate and anyone who is a Dunston Activity Centre member will have access.
Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure Councillor Gary Haley said: "There had been some concern locally that the centre has been threatened with closure. I am pleased to say that this is now definitely not the case.
"By transferring responsibility for the building and its services to the Dunston Family Church, we have safeguarded the future of the centre."
MEET THE TEAM
Dunston Activity Centre is made up of a team of Trustees, Staff and Volunteers.
Trustee Chair, Senior Pastor
Trustee, Health and Safety
DUNSTON ACTIVITY CENTRE
Gateshead, NE11 9SS
Tel: 0191 4252222