Supermarket opens up a community room

A NEW community centre has been opened in a Boston supermarket for not-for-profit organisations to use.

Asda has opened dedicated spaces in its Lister Way store for organisations which require a meeting space to improve the quality of people’s lives locally and is calling on groups to come forward and sign up.

Store manager, Dawn Belcher, said: “We are opening up our training room, interview room and quiet room at no cost because we realise that having a space to sit down and meet is becoming increasingly harder for not-for- profit organisations.

“We’ll be keeping an events calendar on our community life noticeboard so people are aware of the bigger events and those which are open to all.”

The initiative is part of the store’s Community Life scheme which it launched at the end of March.

Eligible organisations to use the rooms include schools, skills trainers, homework clubs, health clubs, neighbourhood watch, teaching courses and community police events.

There is no cost to the organisation and there is no requirement for anyone using the space to shop at the store.

Mrs. Belcher added: “We require eight weeks’ notice of a booking and evidence of public liability insurance, which most groups should have.

“Our community champion will act as host for the group but other than that we will simply be there if they need us – it really is their space to use.”

To find out more ask in store at customer services.