A VENUE will be celebrating a year of serving the community tomorrow.

Horden Hub House in Horden, near Peterlee, is managed by East Durham Trust and was established last year with funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. Since setting up, the Seventh Street venue has welcomed hundreds of visitors, established a number of regular activities and recruited local volunteers to help out.

The centre has become well established for local people encountering problems with finance or accommodation as well as hosting recreational activities and education courses. The Hub House has also worked alongside other local venues such as Horden Youth and Community Centre in setting up services such as the Hub Grub Café.

Easington MP Grahame Morris will be attending a special celebration event at 10am tomorrow.

It will will include the chance for people to receive a start-up donation if they join the local Credit Union and the official opening of a new Community Garden.

East Durham Trust Chief Executive Malcolm Fallow said “It is great to see the developments at the Hub House one year down the line.

“The venue has certainly established itself as a key component in helping Horden residents tackle local issues.”