MICHAEL and I were invited to our local community centre last week to attend their monthly committee meeting and see whether we can get involved in the locality.

I’ve always been fond of community centres as that’s where I started my DJ’ing career at my local youth group in Leeds.ŠIt kept me out of trouble and I think it’s such a vital part of every community.

Ours is in desperate need of help as it is an amazing building but struggling financially with repair bills.

We had a great evening and it has given us a sense of belonging to meet more people from our neighbourhood and get to know them.

We’ve agreed to join the committee and with subs of only £10 per year we’re hoping to drum up more support.

I’m trying to arrange for my friend, the comedian Alan Carr to come along and host a comedy night which would be fantastic.