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New life for day centre closed after financial struggle

New life for day centre closed after financial struggle

Francis Batt

New life for day centre closed after financial struggle

A village day centre that closed in March after years of financial struggle is to get a new lease of life.

Old Windsor Day Centre in Straight Road closed its doors on Thursday, March 28 after membership fell from 300 to 127.

But even as the axe fell the charity Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East was meeting representatives of the parish council and the charity that owns the building, to discuss taking over the centre.

Now an agreement has been reached. An open day will be held at the Day Centre on Friday, June 7, prior to its reopening on a two day a week basis between 10am and 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All are welcome to the open day, that will begin with tea and biscuits at 10.30am. At 11am Tracey Morgan who is chief executive of ACSBE and Royal Borough cabinet member for adult services Cllr David Coppinger will talk about their long term plans to give the centre new life.

A buffet lunch at noon will be followed by cakes and a surprise activity. Transport to the open day is available for those who book by Saturday, June 1 - call 01753 545110 or 843623.

The reopened club will not require formal membership but there will be a £5 charge.

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