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Abbots Activity Centre will close
9:15am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
The long running battle to save Abbots Activity Centre has been lost after years of campaigning.
Colchester Council’s cabinet voted to close the over-fifties centre in Ladbrook Drive, Colchester, after an impassioned public meeting last night (Wednesday).
Councillors passed the motion unanimously, saying they could not justify the £74,000 subsidy.
Annie Feltham, Lib Dem councillor responsible for communities, said: “A lot of words have been spoken as if we aren't taking this seriously.
“Given the budget cuts that the council faces this subsidy is no longer acceptable.
“I'm not going to win votes of popularity but for me the evidence points in one direction.
“I recognise that nothing is going to replace what Abbots offers but there are other community facilities available.”
See Thursday’s Gazette for the full story.
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