I would just like to introduce myself. I am Linda Abbott, the new Manager at the Samworth Centre @ St Mary’s and have recently replaced Hayley Copley (now retired), who has been here since the centre opened.

I have lived in Melton all my life with my family so am familiar with the Samworth Centre and St Mary’s Church. There are many new things to take on board at the moment, with centre bookings,  lots of new people working in the centre both on a paid and voluntary basis – lots of names to remember, if I have been introduced to you please forgive me if I don’t remember your name but I am sure I will gradually get to know everyone.

I am really enjoying meeting the staff and volunteers who work in the centre. It has surprised me how many volunteers there are that help on a weekly basis.  Gradually I am getting to know the various groups and the days which they meet, and hope to get around to meet everyone personally before too long.

We have groups, organisations, businesses and local authorities that already use the rooms. I feel that the facilities have scope for wider use, and hope to build on the bookings we already have.

The Samworth Centre, situated in the town centre, is a fantastic building, and my vision for the future is to open it up more widely to the people of Melton. We have up to 8 rooms available for anyone to book, which can be used for meetings, receptions and parties etc.  In addition, Carol, our Café Manager and her team, produce super mouth-watering food.

I am more than happy to show you around our facilities, and discuss your requirements.

If you are around the church or the centre do pop in and introduce yourself to me. I am in the office Monday – Friday between 9 am – 12 noon or you can phone me on 01664 503521 or email manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk.

Thanks to everyone for the very warm welcome I have received and I look forward to working together with the team for many years to come.

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