Building work to transform the Harold Mills Centre is now well underway and hopes to be finished and the centre re-opened in late February.
The building, which has been in disuse since a suspected arson attack last year, was used as a community centre by many of the village’s elderly residents. Since the fire, the building has been closed – and other venues such as the White Rose Football Club were used to accommodate these residents instead. The £60,000 rebuild began late last year to transform the building back to how it was, with some new features, including a large meeting area, kitchen and launderette. There are also plans to add a computer suite and additional outdoor seating and features. The council and Sherburn residents are looking forward to the re-opening and seeing what the new modernised centre will look like.