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Last modified: 14 Jun 2021 2:27pm
Over the coming months we’ll be putting the spot light on some of our community halls and the great service they provide to our community, starting with the Weedons Community Pavilion.
Tucked away on Maddisons Road off from the main route to West Melton, sits the Weedons Community Pavilion.Only a five minute drive from Rolleston, this modern hall has seen a recent increase of people through its doors.
It has hosted several sporting events, Zumba classes, corporate events, education workshops, birthday parties and Council-led events, Council’s Weedons Community Pavilion Duty Manager Chelsea Jones says.
“A lot more people are finding out from other people that the place is hireable and how cheap it is. We've even had a few hirers from the West Melton Community Centre. When West Melton Community Centre is fully booked we recommend Weedons and book them in straight away."The venue is often hired for children's birthday parties, because the glass doors allow for an easy view of the grass area outside, she says.“It's just got a nice atmosphere about it. It's nice to see it being used and not just sitting there."
Selwyn Parenting Network coordinator Kate Webb, attended an event at the Pavilion and instantly recommended it to Talk Together founder Megan Lewis who runs speech-language therapy sessions for children.
“They've been really struggling to find a venue that is suitable. It's just the perfect size, because the kids need space to break out into little work out groups but they don't want this massive big area. I think this is a lovely little venue.
"As a frequent user of Lincoln Event Centre, Kate says she's beginning to use the other community facilities all over Selwyn and has really enjoyed discovering these new areas.“The Council has been quite proactive about getting out into these other spaces, which is really cool."