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Holiday playscheme will close unless new venue found

Holiday playscheme will close unless new venue found

Justin Burns

Holiday playscheme will close unless new venue found
Yvonne Seddon and Jenny Soles

A desperate plea has been issued by The Windsor Holiday Playscheme manager for a venue where the scheme can take place this summer.

The group has run for more than 40 years and since 1995 has taken place at Trevelyan Middle School.

But it can't be based there this year because essential electrical repair work has got to be carried out at the Wood Close facility during August when the playscheme was scheduled to run.

More than 50 children were set to have some summer fun six days a week over a fortnight in the holiday period.

'Desperate' manager Jenny Soles urged someone to come forward with a venue as she has exhausted all avenues. She said: "I have tried other schools and nowhere can accommodate us. This is my last ditch attempt to find somewhere. At the moment we are closing and will not run this summer.

"Even just one week would be better than nothing."

Jenny said the playscheme has to be held in August due to staffing, as it is run by volunteers. The scheme caters for children aged four to 11 and offers cookery, craft activities, a quiet room with games, woodwork and other games.

The not-for-profit organisation's accommodation is funded through a grant from the Royal Borough while parents also pay a small daily or weekly fee for their children.

Visit www.windsorholidayplayscheme.org.uk and contact the committee or call Jenny on 07778 001665 to help.

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