A BRADFORD community centre is hosting an open day to invite people to come in and see it £7,000 makeover.

Thackley Community Centre, on Thackley Road, was given a makeover during the summer holidays, which included a £7,000 brand new floor and re-painting to freshen up the centre.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thackley Community Centre has been given a refurbishment.Thackley Community Centre has been given a refurbishment. (Image: Newsquest)

A Community Open Day to celebrate the refurbishment will be held from 12 noon to 2pm on Saturday, September 30.

Michael Hardaker, property steward at Thackley Community Centre, said: "We've given it a complete makeover and made it to look modern.

"We'd like to people to come down and see what we've done with our revived space."

The centre, which is used by a wide range of community groups, was in need of revamp.

"It was looking tired," said Mr Hardaker. "The floor was badly damaged and was patched up in places."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thackley Community Centre is well-used by local groups.Thackley Community Centre is well-used by local groups. (Image: Newsquest)

"Our centre is so well used by a number of Guides and Scouts-related groups, as well as exercise and yoga classes, that there is usually no time to close it off.

"As soon as the school holidays arrived, I was in the next day to start the project.

"We had the floor redone and we were frantically working to repaint it.

"We literally had to shut the building for four weeks."

A spokesman for Thackley Community Centre added: "After listening to the needs of our community groups earlier this year, we decided to renovate our community hall and are delighted with the results. We have also refreshed the foyer.

"We are hugely grateful to our property steward, for his immense hard work in completing this project, and to the Lottery Community Fund for financing new flooring supplied/fitted by Winders Carpets.

"To celebrate, we are holding a Community Open Day for you to come and look at what we’ve done.

"Some of our community groups will be there with stands/displays to show you what is available.

"Our property/lettings team will be around with information on how you can book rooms, and we’ll be serving light refreshments."

Mr Hardaker said the community centre is part of Thackley Methodist Church.

"The church funds the property and manages it. It's part our outreach to the community.

"The church pays for the gas and the electric and then we rent it out to the community."

Anyone interested in booking the community centre can email thackleyproperty@gmail.com and they will be directed to a booking form.