A BRAND NEW LOOK FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

As part of the re-launch of the Community Centre, it has been re-named The Dipton Jubilee Centre. This recognises how the original building came into being as well as appreciating how local residents refer to it as the ‘Jubilee Centre’. The Centre sports a brand new identity, which will become synonymous with not only the Centre but also with the local community.

A BRAND NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meet the new board of trustees at The Dipton Jubilee Centre:

Gregg Peart
Gregg PeartChairman
Gregg has lived in Dipton for over 10 years and is keen to make the village a better place for everyone. He has supported projects run by the Scout & Guide Group and St Patrick’s Church & School. Gregg has played a major role in saving the Community Centre from closure and now looks forward to developing the Centre into a hub at the heart of the community.
Andrew Curry
Andrew CurryTreasurer
Andrew has lived in Flint Hill for over 25 years. He has done voluntary work in the local primary school with The Beavers and has started a Residents Association. Andrew was part of the Community Centre fundraising team and found the enthusiasm of the team and the community support a fantastic example of the spirit needed to make the revitalised Centre a success.
Lorraine Raine
Lorraine Raine Secretary
Lorraine was born in Dipton and has lived in the village for most of her life including attending playgroup at the Community Centre as a child! Lorraine is a beauty therapist and manages her sister’s salon in the village. She is no stranger to charity work having held voluntary roles with the WRVS and the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre. Lorraine loves the village and says it is wonderful to see the community spirit come alive at fundraising events for the Centre.
Catherine Chirnside
Catherine Chirnside
Catherine has been involved in promoting Dipton Community for many years and has enjoyed being part of the team to save the Community Centre. She lives in the village and is involved with various groups and activities for the people of Dipton. Catherine wants to see the Community Centre become even better and for it to be a great resource for all of the village to use and benefit from.
Graham Sinclair
Graham Sinclair
Having lived in Dipton for over 10 years, Scotsman Graham has vast experience of community projects and the workings of charity and public organisations. A retired civil engineer Graham is overseeing much of the refurbishment work going on behind the scenes at the Centre.
David Virgo
David Virgo
For the better part of just under 25 years living in Dipton, Lancastrian David has run a successful business based in the village, which he describes as the most ideal place to both live and work. Now enjoying semi-retirement he wants to put something back into the community and is relishing being part of the team to not only save it, but to secure the future of the Community Centre. David has been taken aback by the enormity of the community spirit and the sheer enthusiasm and determination to ensure that the Centre remains the heart of the community.
Daphne Oliver
Daphne Oliver
Daphne is Dipton through and through having been born in the village and lived here for 49 years. Previously a nurse for 39 years Daphne opened The Hungry Caterpillar greengrocers in 2010. In 2013 when the village Post Office was at risk of closure she agreed to incorporate it into her shop. Daphne is passionate about Dipton and is quite rightly proud that she saved the Post Office, and is part of the team that has also saved the Community Centre from closure.
Karen Dodds
Karen Dodds
Having been born and brought up in Dipton, Karen has a deep rooted fondness of the village and its people. Previously working as a ‘Saturday girl’ in Lestryne’s Salon as a 13 year old, a few years later when the salon was at risk of closure Karen bought it. Now Karen’s Salon employs 4 full time and 3 part time staff! Karen is committed to improving the village and is proud to have helped save the Community Centre.
Margaret Curry
Margaret Curry
Margaret grew up in the neighbouring village of Flint Hill and the old Jubilee Hall played a big part in her childhood. Margaret believes it is so important, especially in this day and age, that everyone has a place to come together. She is extremely proud to be part of the team to save the Community Centre and is excited to see how the Centre can be further improved for the benefit of everyone.
Pat Moodie
Pat Moodie
Pat is a well-known figure in Dipton having been a member of Girl Guiding for approximately 24 years running the 1st Dipton Rainbows and Brownies. Pat holds her meetings in the Community Centre on Friday evenings during school term time and therefore has a vested interest in ensuring the on going future of the Centre.