Happy New Year to all.

We look forward to a busy and purposeful year, with lots of families attending the centre, and lots of interesting and exciting trips during the year. We especially welcome new families who may have moved to the area, and a reminder that the Family Centre is a drop in centre where a family can stay for as long as they like, or simply come in for a cup of tea /coffee and a chat.

The lead up to Christmas was very busy; Santa came as usual and a good time was had by all at the traditional Christmas lunch and party. We would like to thank all who supported our table top sale; we still have some great babies’ travel cots for sale if anyone wants a bargain!

One of our aims this year is to get in touch with many of the people – there must be hundreds – who have visited the centre since it opened in 2003. Many children have grown up and become parents themselves and we are looking to have a celebratory gathering in the summer and make a picture display of the people who have passed through.

We would be thrilled if you are one of those people and who would be willing to send us an email to


letting us know what you are doing now with a picture if possible. Further information can be obtained by phoning Trevor on 01559 384490. Lastly, we would like to give a big Thank you to the Tenants’ Association for their generosity in providing the £200 necessary to buy two new children’s tables.

We open Tuesday from 9.00 to 3.00 pm Wednesday 9.00 to 12.00am, and Thursday 9.00 to 3.00pm