Play centre aims to meet need
HOUSING growth in Murwillumbah has brought more young families to the area but the pastor at a local church says community facilities have not kept pace with the growth.
To meet the need, Murwillumbah's Eveleigh Street Baptist Church has opened an activity centre for children aged up to eight years. In the first month of operation almost two dozen children attended on its busiest days.
Pastor Peter Knight said the new centre, Tumbletown, was equipped with specialist play equipment, a large open area and up-to-date kitchen.
It is staffed through the week by 16 volunteers and open 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
As well as providing activities for children it offers parents a chance for some time out, along with excellent coffee from state-ofthe art equipment.
"It should really suit mums who drop kids off at school and come here with the younger ones," Pastor Knight said.