Lillington centre re-opened in tribute to couple

Staff at Lillington community and children's centre held a summer party to pay tribute to its founders and showcase its facilities.

Staff at Lillington community and children's centre held a summer party to pay tribute to its founders and showcase its facilities.

Ken and Margaret Poulter worked for 35 years establishing and managing the centre and raising money for it.

Sadly during the past five years the Lillington residents were both killed in separate car accidents.

Now the redeveloped building in Mason Avenue has been named Poulter Hall, and was officially re-opened at the party on Saturday by Leamington Mayor David Greenwood, who praised the couple's work.

Community development worker Linda Price said: "It was a chance to show what is on offer for people in the community here and an opportunity for them to see its fantastic facilities."

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Warwick and Leamington MP James Plaskitt visited the children's centre, which open-ed at the front of Poulter Hall in January, and did some painting with the youngsters there.

Other activites included a bouncy castle, henna tattooing, and an arts and crafts workshop.

Free advice and information services were on offer to new parents and Lillington residents.

Children's centre manager Olwyn Ditchburn said: "Lots of people came along to the party who had not seen the building since its development.

"We are hoping that some of the people who came through the doors will now feel able to come along and make use of the centre."

"It brought the whole community together and there were lots of children having fun and that is what the centre is all about."