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District council secures the future of Laburnum Centre

Older people get a new lease of life in Bognor Regis as a much loved centre has its lease extended.


Age UK West Sussex announced this week that Arun District Council has extended the lease on the Laburnum Centre for 15 years and securing its future until 2034.


Helen Rice, the chief executive of Age UK West Sussex said:


“The Laburnum Centre is an incredible place, full of life and a hive of activity.


“We’re over the moon that Arun District Council are supporting it for years to come.


“One of our aims is to help people love later life and the council’s support allows us to do this.”


The centre offers a gym, thriving cafe and 80 fitness and activity classes a week. Members, who are all 50 plus, can join classes including knitting, bingo, calligraphy, languages and woodworking.


Gill Yeates, cabinet member for community wellbeing, at Arun District Council said:


“We’re delighted to secure the future of The Laburnum Centre.


“With its gym and wide range of activities, it’s a special place which is hugely valued locally.


“We were keen to ensure that local people are able to continue making the most of their lives at 50, 80, even 100. The Laburnum Centre has something for everyone and truly helps people thrive.”

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