Stick to­gether to fight clo­sure plan

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

I AM a par­ent of two adults with se­vere learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties who at­tend Can­ter­bury Day Cen­tre. We are in the same boat as Ash­ford, fac­ing clo­sure. As yet, Kent County Coun­cil has not of­fered any al­ter­na­tive place for the clients to at­tend and our build­ing is fall­ing down, and in much need of re­pair. The coun­cil will try to close it be­cause of health and safety rea­sons if some­thing is not done to stop them. At least our build­ing is still there, they were go­ing to dis­pose of it with the Wincheap Re­gen­er­a­tion Plan but now the plan can no longer be done be­cause of the eco­nom­i­cal cli­mate. We have been given the same time for clo­sure as Ash­ford, about two years. Ev­ery­thing that is men­tioned in let­ters from the Ash­ford par­ent­car­ers af­fects Can­ter­bury clients as well. We need to pull to­gether

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