Halloween at Hutton Community Centre

I popped along to the Hutton Community Centre last night ( Halloween) to see how the children’s community event was going.

Along with fellow Hutton Conservative councillors, I used part of my £1,000 ward budget to help fund an event for the under 12s. The idea was to provide a reason for local people to come and see the Centre and all it has to offer, whilst at the same time helping to prevent some of the anti social behaviour that usually takes place at Halloween under the guise of “trick or treat.”

I was overwhelmed by just how successful the evening was. Over 200 people were there and judging by the squeals of delight, everyone was having a great time! The ghosts, ghouls and other fancy dress outfits were amazing and with the DJ, face painting and much more, the event was a resounding success.

Congratulations must go to those who run the Centre (Jackie and Stella) and key members of Long Ridings Residents’ Association who put on the event ( Maria and Graham)

As someone said to me last night, “This is a real community centre and what all the hard work has been about.” The lady was spot on and I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength. We are already in talks about a Christmas event!

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