Picture perfect moments captured at Yews Community Centre

Musical babies at the Yews centre SUS-180918-115923001
Musical babies at the Yews centre SUS-180918-115923001

A community centre which hosts more than 50 classes every week has been showing to the community the improvements made to its inside and outside space.

Ian Sanderson, chairman of the Yews’ Community Partnership said: “We have been really keen to capture how much our inside and outside spaces have improved for a long time.

“More importantly we wanted to show some of what goes on here.”

The Yews is a multi-purpose community building in the heart of Haywards Heath on Boltro Road.

The centre is run by a charitable social enterprise and offers a range of rooms and catering facilities to let.

The work of the Yews community centre has been captured on camera by local photographer, Louise Ferguson.

Centre manager, Shirley Wechsler said: “Louise spent three days documenting some of the activities of this treasured community asset, where over 45 groups meet regularly to serve the needs of the town.”

The project captured ‘Bodum Baby Massage and Yoga’ sessions.

It also recorded toddlers singing and dancing at ‘Music Bus’ as well as members of the ‘Embark’ group, for young people with learning needs, building and decorating bird boxes and bug houses for sale at local fayres and markets.

The ‘4 Sight’ lunch club enjoying an interesting talk and a home-cooked meal were also pictured as part of the project.

Ms Ferguson attended the garden party launch of The Yews’ newly refurbished outside space which was attended by many from the wider Yews Community. Featuring safety surfaces, artificial turf and a new seating area, this phase of the renovations was made possible in part by a grant from Mid Sussex District Council.

Mr Sanderson said: “The mission of The Yews is to develop and manage a financially sustainable community centre which serves the needs and activities of all local people.

“It is socially inclusive and open to all cultures and ages.”

The facilities are arranged over two floors offering a variety of rooms to hold activities. For more information on The Yews community centre visit www.theyewscentre.org.uk

All photographs were taken by Louise Ferguson louisefergusonphotography.co.uk.