Hope for Harold Mills

Back in April the Harold Mills Centre on North Crescent was left in a state of disuse after a devastating fire – suspected to be an arson attack.

The centre that was used for many community activities, especially for the older generations and as a polling station was burnt during the night, leaving it severely damaged. There is good news however, as Selby District Council have now started a £600,000 rebuild of the centre. It has been working with residents to finalise what facilities will be included in the new look building.

The feedback from residents after a drop in centre was that they didn’t want any major changes to be made to the centre, however a new modernised look would be great. The new centre will be modern, fit to purpose and include WiFi. Other facilities could include computer facilities and an outdoor area with seating.

Paul Doherty from the Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council is said to be delighted about the re-build as it is such a useful community function, especially for the elderly people of Sherburn, who want to reduce loneliness and isolation.