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Gordon Brown praises "great" Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

London SE1 website team

The prime minister visited Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre on Monday afternoon to launch the Government's new Building Britain's Future document.

Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown arriving at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
Home secretary Alan Johnson
Home secretary Alan Johnson
Iain Tuckett, Yvette Cooper and Gordon Brown
Coin Street boss Iain Tuckett greets Yvette Cooper and Gordon Brown

The PM was joined by home secretary Alan Johnson and work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper for a meeting and question and answer session with 'stakeholders'.

Mr Brown was greeted in Stamford Street by Coin Street Community Builders director Iain Tuckett.

"It's great to be in a community centre where they've achieved so much: all the facilities from children's centre to housing association coming out of this great centre," said Gordon Brown.

"It's a tribute to the people that work here that the services provided are so great for local people in this area."

The PM has paid at least two previous visits to the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre: last December he launched an anti-knife crime campaign and a year ago he unveiled a new teacher training scheme.

Last month the centre hosted a Social Enterprise Summit attended by four Government ministers including Lord Mandelson.

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