Further talks over future of Wellingborough day centre

Members of the Save Glamis Hall For All group
Members of the Save Glamis Hall For All group

Campaigners fighting to save a popular day care centre from closure have presented their plan for keeping it open to Wellingborough Council.

Representatives from the Save Glamis Hall For All group met with councillors on Monday night for an informal meeting to talk through their business plan for keeping Glamis Hall open and running it themselves.

Glamis Hall in Wellingborough

Glamis Hall in Wellingborough

The meeting gave councillors the chance to ask questions about the group’s plan for the future of the day centre, which the council has decided it will be closing on December 31.

Council leader Paul Bell said: “Last night’s meeting was very positive.

“The Save Glamis Hall for All group made a well thought out presentation outlining their business case for the building to be transferred to them and capital funds to be granted to help make it fit for purpose.

“It was an informal meeting, and a good opportunity for councillors to understand the group’s ideas, ask questions, and explore their plans in more detail.

“The next step in the process is for a report to be prepared for a special meeting of the resources committee on November 19.

“I can’t comment on what could be in that report, or the details of the recommendations it may make, at this stage.”

Speaking after the meeting, Heather Saunders from the campaign group said: “I think it went very well.

“We were able to present our plans to them and we had a question and answer session afterwards.

“We managed to answer all their questions, hopefully to their satisfaction, and the next step is there will be an extraordinary resources meeting on November 19.”

The meeting will be held at Swanspool House in Wellingborough.