Community Centre Refurbishment is Complete!

The wait was over for personnel and families of RAF Marham as the refurbishment of the Sandringham ‘Community’ Centre was completed and the centre was handed back ready for use in an opening ceremony at the base.

The ribbon was cut by Air Vice-Marshal Atha, Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group, who was visiting the Station as part of the Annual Inspection. Once inside he met with representatives from the Station and the contractors that had been involved in updating the centre for use by RAF Marham and the local community.

The refurbishment was a real community project with local businesses BMA Interiors of Hilgay, Downham Markets AA Plastics, Tower Consultancy from King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Safety contractors involved in the works. The new facility boasts a state of the art teaching kitchen, music room for the Youth Centre and lots of light airy space for the various groups to use.

Sgt Mick Goddard, the Project Liaison Officer for the refurbishment said “ It’s fantastic to finally see all the hard work come together as we open this facility for the community. This has truly been a local partnership project as we have used local contractors and businesses to refurbish the Sandringham Centre.”

RAF Marham’s Station Commander, Group Captain David Cooper said, “A facility like this is so important to RAF Marham and the local community as it is a central area that people can come together to meet and participate in activities. This is especially important for those families whose loved ones are away on deployment.