Scone taking part in Neighbourhood Centre Week 2017

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre manager Lee Watts and Jess Constable are looking forward to Neighbourhood Centre Week next month.

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre manager Lee Watts and Jess Constable are looking forward to Neighbourhood Centre Week next month.

IT’S been a big part of the community for almost three decades.

And, on Thursday, May 4, the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre will commemorate Neighbourhood Centre Week 2017 with an open house morning tea from 10.30am.

The Liverpool Street premises is offering locals and visitors alike a scone or slice, and ‘cuppa’, while the committee, staff and volunteers will be available for a chat.

“The theme in 2017 is ‘Belonging’ – and I believe that represents our community,” manager Lee Watts said.

“It’s about living with one another, inviting those who are left out to be included, and celebrating our differences while enjoying our diversity.

“The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre was established in 1987.

“Since then, we’ve encouraged residents to be involved with the facility – and find out what we’re about.

“While the community constantly changes, so do our services and programs.

“We also encourage ideas, too.

“I think a lot of people are amazed by how much we do.”

Mrs Watts said the function was an opportunity to “step back in time”.

“We’ll be displaying a lot of memorabilia, including an array of scrapbooks,” she explained.

“Those types of things highlight what we’ve achieved over the years.”

To RSVP by May 1, phone 6545 2562.

Meanwhile, the centre is joining forces with Upper Hunter Homeless Support to host a Remembrance Ceremony outside the Upper Hunter Shire Council administration building on Wednesday, May 3.

Residents are requested to meet from 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start.

Simultaneous events will take place across the country to acknowledge a National Day of Remembrance.