Hereford & Worcester

Muslims in Herefordshire planning place of worship

Members of the Muslim community in Herefordshire have raised £20,000 to build their own place of worship.

Around 90 people currently meet at the Kindle Centre in Hereford but in the last few years they have been working towards building a bigger space.

The local Imam, Zack Pandor, said it is a long term aim and the centre will not be big enough in the future.

He said: "Funding is a big issue, all options are open at the moment in terms of site, location and size.

"It's been a very welcoming home and it's a nice facility but the Muslim community has been growing year on year."

Muslims in the area hope the plans for their own dedicated community centre will also be welcomed.

Mr Pandor said: "It s a religious county and hopefully it'll be seen as a very positive contribution - but it's very early days we've still got a long way to go."

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