THE long-awaited £8.1m Grange sports, community and leisure centre has finally opened in Midhurst.
And the verdict from those who had been waiting nearly a decade for the state-of-the-art facilities was: it has been well worth waiting for.
A hall in the new building has been dedicated to Simon Sainsbury after his family’s
Monument Trust donated £500,000 to community facilities in the centre.
A further £805,000 is from West Sussex County Council which will open the library there later this month.
Here is the opening day in pictures.