Royston Park Community Pavillion in Barnsley has benefited from a refurbishment.

The project was led by the North East Area Council supported by the Royston Ward Alliance. Local businesses, including A Cumberlidge and Polyflor, have made a significant contribution to the refurbishment of community centre.

The future plan for the pavilion is to provide a community hub for local groups to utilise in the future. Currently there are several local football teams using the facilities with a number of summer holiday activities planned to engage local young people and families at the centre.

Explains Tim Vaughan, finance director at A Cumberlidge: “After meeting with Cllr. Caroline Makinson from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to discuss the community pavillion, we wanted to help out in any way we possibly could and improve facilities for future generations.

“One of the key areas for refurbishment were the existing concrete floors in the two 8m x 5m changing rooms. The plan to reconfigure the changing rooms into activity spaces involved us preparing and laying around 80m2of non-slip safety flooring to ensure the new floor could be easily serviced and maintained.”

Before: work to demolish the existing changing rooms in the pavilion

Before: one of the rooms ready for its new flooring from Polyflor!

Continues Tim: “One of our key suppliers, Polyflor, very kindly agreed to donate two rolls of their Polysafe Standard safety flooring free of charge for us to then install. The finished activity rooms look fantastic and they’re now truly fit for purpose.”

After: what a transformation! An activity room fit for purpose

Commenting on the project, David Turner from Polyflor said: ““We were delighted to be able to support this truly local initiative for youngsters by providing safety flooring which has put the pavilion back at the heart of the community.”

Concludes Christie McFarlane, community development officer at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: “We’re very grateful for the support that A Cumberlidge and Polyflor have given to this project. Without generous donations, like this flooring and its installation, this project would not have been possible. Volunteers have worked tirelessly to update the facilities making this space multi-purpose and somewhere that the whole community can use.”