A community centre in the East End of Glasgow has re-opened its doors after it was 'forced' to close earlier this year.  

The Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre was officially re-opened on Saturday, November 11 by Glasgow's Lord Provost, Jacqueline McLaren.

Members of the community and local businesses joined the Lord Provost to enjoy the unveiling of the centre, food and refreshments and activities for children.

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Reidvale will be supported by Places for People Scotland and Bluevale Community Club, a local Glasgow Charity in Dennistoun.

Both organisations are jointly funding the centre and Bluevale will take over the day-to-day management.  

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Kenny Trainer, co-founder of Bluevale Community Club, said: “We are so excited to take on this opportunity and reopen a valued, and needed, community centre.

"We have been busy creating a calendar of activities and preparing the café and function suite. I can’t wait to see the centre being used again.

"I’m thankful to the team at Places for People Scotland for helping us make this possible and I look forward to seeing everyone at the centre.” 

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Katie Smart, director of Places for People Scotland, added: “Reidvale is a fantastic community, but the closure of the neighbourhood centre was a huge loss.

"So many community members have told me about the impact the centre had in their lives. 

“After hearing these stories, there was never any doubt that the centre needed to reopen, and my team and I have been working hard to ensure that this could happen as soon as possible.

"I am grateful to the team at Bluevale Community Club for their partnership and I know that together we can make a difference and give the community what it has been missing over the past months – and more.

"It is going to be really exciting to see what we can achieve together and how we can support the local community.

"Thanks must go to Reidvale Housing Association for facilitating this and their support in making this happen.” 

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The Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre is located at 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, G31 1QW.