I was happy to be back at High Trees for the grand reopening of their newly refurbished adult learning centre. The work to this building has been many years in the planning and wouldn’t have been possible without the faith and vision of those who have funded it.
Rooted in our community for more than 24 years, High Trees Community Development Trust helps people in our area to gain new qualifications, find jobs after unemployment and come together to set up local groups. In recent years, they had been held back by their buildings, which had increasingly fallen into disrepair. Their services had outgrown the site and significant renovation was needed. Over the 2022-23 year, they’re expecting to welcome more than 1,000 Lambeth residents to the centre. I’m so glad they now have a building which is suitable for the task.