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.”
“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.