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Community centre proposed for Oakham

A ‘safe space’ for local people with mental health issues to meet, chat and make friends, is proposed for Oakham town centre.

Judith Gilboy of Whissendine seeks a ‘change of use’ from a photography studio to a ‘non-residential community centre’ at 2A High Street.

Her application to Rutland County Council said: “We opened in September 2018 and meet once a week in the congregational church hall in Oakham. As demands for our services increases, the church hall no longer meets our needs.”

Rutland County Council (12480087)
Rutland County Council (12480087)

“Peppers - A Safe Place is currently applying to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

“The new premises offers the opportunity to develop a programme of therapeutic sessions including hand massage, talks on benefits of healthy eating, community singing/music sessions, yoga, mindfulness arts and craft.”

The premises will initially open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5.30pm with up to 20 people calling in a day.


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