Fresh look for Hatfield's Jim McDonald Centre in 30th year

The Jim McDonald Centre has a fresh new look for its 30th anniversary and is now called 'The Hive' @ the Jim McDonald Centre.

Jim McDonald Centre

The Jim McDonald Centre has a fresh new look for its 30th anniversary and is now called 'The Hive' @ the Jim McDonald Centre.

The thriving community hub, located off High View in south Hatfield, has been transformed by an internal redecoration as well as several, colourful new signs and murals including a 'history wall', explaining the origins and idea behind the council-owned and run centre which opened in 1990.

The Hive offers affordable activities and facilities for everyone in the community. The popular centre is also home to various community groups such as the Jimmy Mac's Activity Centre for retired and disabled people, the Hatfield Gateway Club and One YMCA.

Councillor Nick Pace, Executive Member for Housing and Communities said:

The new name, The Hive, reflects how much goes on at this centre, with sporting and leisure activities for all, from the young of age to the young at heart.

The centre has been at the heart of the local community for 30 years. We hope the bright, modern look will encourage more people to spend more time at The Hive making use of its fantastic facilities, like the café and soft play area in Freddie's Den, the sports hall or the meeting rooms.

For information on The Hive @ the Jim McDonald Centre, including hire of the sports hall, studio and conference facilities, visit the council website.