New heritage centre launch event planned

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A community celebration takes place on Saturday to mark the arrival of a new community building in Fryston village.

Castleford Heritage Trust is hosting the event on Saturday March 16 between10.30am to 3pm.

Throughout the day community arts group Faceless Company will be running free arts activities for children in its Space to Create marquee, while its walkabout characters Snailympics and the heron will also be keeping visitors entertained.

There will also be boat rides along the river from Fryston marina, guided walks along the trails site, scarecrow making with paper plates and sticks, as well as stalls by local groups and projects.

Refreshments will also be available on the day.

A green wood carving course will run throughout the day, places need to be booked in advance and there is a £5 returnable deposit. Contact woodland access ranger Paul Roberts on 01977 556741 to book a place.

The community centre is due to open later this year, and will provide a base to help explore the Fryston trails, as well as providing more facilities for the community.

It has been funded by the Homes and Community Agency, as part of the development of the Fryston trails site.

Lorna Malkin, of the heritage trust, said: “Having that facility will help make the trails more accessible.

“ Itwill also be a great community facility, and help us to get school and other groups down there using the trails.”