COWDENBEATH'S new community centre is fast becoming the town's base for many organisations in the town.

The long awaited arrival of the replacement for the Broad Street Centre has seen, within a year, the facility become something the town's former community worker, who helped mould the former gym of the old mining school into BSC, would be very proud of.

From the moment the late Kenny Aitken arrived in the town in the 1970s, he could not believe that Cowdenbeath did not have a community centre. He was proud of what Broad Street Centre became and he would be very proud of what the new Maxwell Centre offers the people of the town today.

And on Saturday July 6 from 10am to 2pm, the Maxwell Centre, in Stenhouse Street, will be hosting a Fun Day for all the family to go along and see the newly refurbished facility, which was developed at a cost of several million pounds, out of the former Social Work Offices.

There will be children’s entertainment such as a bouncy castle, face painting, arts and crafts, photo booth etc. Kids will also get the chance to try out their digital skills in the IT Suite.

The event is open to all members of the public and refreshments, information stands and group demonstrations will be available to showcase the centre and promote the groups and activities on offer to the local and wider communities.

Convener of Cowdenbeath Area Committee, Councillor Linda Erskine said: “The family fun day is great opportunity for people to pop in for a look around the Maxwell Centre and see the range of services available under one roof. "There are lots of exciting activities for the kids to enjoy for free and everyone is welcome, so please spread the word to friends and family and come along for a fun day".