THE SOUTHWATER Community Centre was opened by MP Michael Foster thanks to £75,000 single regeneration funding.

The Centre, behind Warrior Square Station, boasts a computer suite and indoor child play area and comes after consultation carried out by the Southwater Residents Association.

It will be operated and managed by local residents with two part-time development workers and a centre co-ordinator to support them.

Advice and information on a wide variety of issues will be available plus training, child-care and child play services and community meeting facilities. It was opened on May 18.

* Anyone who lives in the Southwater area who would like more information about how to get involved should call 461114.