PEOPLE on the Copley estate in Hanwell helped for launch the new Copley Community Centre, a significant milestone in the regeneration of the area.

Work on the Copley estate by Ealing Council and its subsidiary housing company, Broadway Living, has created a range of refurbished housing in a range of tenures.

Celebrations began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by council leader Peter Mason and the Mayor, Cllr Hitesh Tailor.

A photo exhibition by photographer Ming de Nasty was also unveiled as part of the event. The seven photos on display depicted Copley W7 residents and included quotes about why their home is important to them.

The exhibition was formally launched by residents Maxine, Nadiya and Andrew.

The community centre provides space for events, activities and meetings.

Maxine Smith, a resident, said: “I have lived at Copley since 1982. So many things have changed since then, but I really do love it here, it’s my home.

“I am chair of the residents’ association and resident steering group. Being a spokesperson for the Copley community has been an honour. This new centre represents so much for all of us.”

Ealing Council also hosted Copley Fun Day earlier this month, food and drinks stalls, live entertainment, activities for the family and a raffle.

The event was held annually before the pandemic but made a return this year.