Ripley Town Centre’s Minka Place Promotes a Sense of Inclusiveness

The Local Community
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Ripley Town Centre’s community hub, Minka Place, officially opened last Saturday, 16 February 2019 with a range of free activities, from gardening workshops and making birdhouses to giant outdoor games, ice cream and entertainment.

Fun activities atlaunching of Minka Place
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The opening of Minka Place is a significant milestone in providing the necessary social infrastructure to the Ripley community. Minka is a Japanese term meaning “House of the People”, which appropriately describes the multi-purpose community space.

Minka Place will cater to the varying needs of the local community by offering a range of activities from playgroups and workshops to fitness classes and social gatherings. Community activities are meant to promote health, wellbeing, and creativity.

Also, the community space will boost interaction, encourage a strong connection, and promote a sense of inclusiveness in the community among all age groups and abilities.

Sense of inclusiveness
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Consisting of 200 sqm of open space with the inclusion of a kitchenette, flexible office spaces, and greenspace, Minka Place is a joint project of Sekisui House and the City of Ipswich Office of Economic Development.

Currently, everyone is welcome to attend the free positive parenting seminars to be held at Minka Place, Ripley Town Centre from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Monday, 25 February 2019: Raising Confident, Competent Children
  • Monday, 3 March 2019: Raising Resilient Children

You can also book a space or the entire facility for a community event, or you can just come along and meet new people.

Feel free to drop by and know that you are part of our community.

For more information, click here.