Maccabi gets green light for expansion

Manchester Maccabi is poised to become North Manchester's Jewish community centre after receiving planning permission to add a youth facility.

An £80,000 extension to the club's terrace will provide a large open-plan indoor space which will be a dedicated youth zone. A £30,000-a-year youth worker position will be created as part of the initiative.

Club chairman Bradley Feld said that with the closure of Mamlock House, which had hosted local Jewish charities and events, the opportunity existed "to move ourselves over the next four years towards turning into a true community centre".

He hoped the generous youth worker salary would attract a number of high quality candidates from across the UK.

A series of fundraisers and corporate use of the £2 million two-storey premises in Prestwich will finance the development.

    Last updated: 9:25am, October 29 2010