Neighbourhold Alliance gives new lease of life to church

RESIDENTS turned out in force to celebrate a community project and the re-opening of a church.

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint welcomed the public to the International City Church at the Neighbourhood Alliance event.

Pupils from Edlington Victoria primary enjoyed free arts and crafts activities and homemade food while parents were given the chance to win a trolley full of shopping.

Representatives from the Doncaster Council, the police, fire service and St Leger Homes offered useful information to residents.

Insp Wayne Goodwin said: “Neighbourhood Alliance is a great example of what we can achieve when we work closely with the community.

“During the three weeks in Edlington we’ve talked to hundreds of residents and listened to what they wanted from their local area.

“We hope to leave a lasting legacy in Edlington and we hope local people will ensure the good work we've started will be carried on.”

Neighbourhood Alliance is an intensive three-week project that consults with the public about their community.

Community Payback teams have also worked at the church, which was painted and refurbished with materials provided free by Johnstone’s Paint.