As it’s the New Year, we thought it was about time to collect together some testimonials from our current and past users to demonstrate the quality of facilities we provide here at the Centre. A lot of work has gone into the building, the services provided and partnerships created since its official opening in 2005, and so we are proud to celebrate the success we enjoy! The following is just a selection of recent testimonials we have received.

“We have been running Fresh Start classes for a few months now at Crownway and it is always nice to be there. The staff are always helpful and the main hall we use for our sessions is ideal for purpose.”

Mark Flannery, St Helens Health Improvement Team.

“We choose Crownway as it provides a great space for our street dance courses/staff meetings and is of a central hub to many schools we work in throughout Newton le Willows. We hope to continue working at Crownway throughout 2012, as our street dance classes have proved a great success.”

Andy Hilton, Academy of Sport

“We have been at Crownway for 18-months now and we are very pleased with the facilities on offer. Everybody is welcomed and nothing is too much trouble. The staff and volunteers go out of their way to accommodate us in delivering the services of Age Concern Newton-le-Willows. I would highly recommend Crownway Community Centre and its facilities to any inquiring organisation.”

Barbara Skeech, Age Concern Newton-le-Willows

The centre provides the use of 10 laptop computers and wifi throughout the building, which I use for the delivery of a basic computer class every Monday morning. The meeting rooms and main hall are equipped with multi-media facilities comprising of large screens for video or laptop presentations, with amplification for microphone or sound if needed.

I also deliver a popular line dancing session every Thursday evening and up to thirty or forty line dancers enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the Centre and the staff; the cafe facility is an excellent addition for providing drinks and snacks.”

Gordon Blackburn, Trustee & Volunteer

We have been running a family Stay & Play group for over two years at the Centre; all the staff and volunteers are wonderful and helpful and always open to suggestions on menu changes for the children during Tots Cafe. The Hall is spacious and is always clean for our purposes.”

Cath Bent, Stay & Play Group Leader

“We have used Crownway to host our meetings on three occasions and the quality of facilities, room, equipment, ambience, stationary, refreshments and service have all been outstanding. Crownway is a warm and welcoming community venue and we intend to use this venue a lot more in the future.”

Cath Lewis, Halton & St Helens VCA (Children & Young People’s VCFS)

“On every occasion the staff were supportive and welcoming and showed a helpful understanding of the needs of our service. Excellent environment and facilities – I couldn’t praise them more  highly. Thanks to everyone at Crownway for your  support!”

Mike Towell, Barnados North West

“We used a room at the centre for a Learning Advocates Network Meeting.  The staff at the centre were very friendly and professional.  They  made us feel so welcome  and responded to any needs we had immediately. The facilities that were provided were of a high standard and the location was very handy for people travelling from a range of locations around the North West.”

Liz Johnston, The Johnston Partnership

“It is always a pleasure to come into the Crownway Community Centre being met by friendly staff. We are looked after… when we come to the tap class.  The room is always clean and ready for us to use. The ladies stay behind and use the café after the class to sit and chat and buy a drink of tea, coffee, orange etc which whoever is on duty provides for us. It is just as pleasurable to use the café after the lesson as much as the tap class itself. The number of people attending the class has grown since I started and we are all enjoying using the building for our meeting.  The floor is brilliant for the purpose of tap dancing and the large area also gives people plenty of room to dance. The class also enjoys meals out at summer and Christmas which means that the people bond as friends and not just members of a class. I look forward to using the room for the foreseeable future.” 

Linda Tither, Tap Dancing tutor

“We were impressed with how helpful and courteous the staff were. The catering was excellent.”

Emma Rodriguez Dos Santos, St Helens LINk

“I have used the Crownway Centre facilities over the past 5 years on a weekly basis and this venue has always been well attended by my client group who felt they were welcomed and had a confidential area to discuss their needs. It is easy to find with parking facilities and staff are friendly and helpful.”

Linda Andrews, Starting Point

“A great venue, particularly as we are an Amateur dramatics group, the facilities provide great acoustics for singing in the large hall. The staff are very friendly and always helpful.”

Tracy Barham, NADOS