Teen’s tour hope rests on helper
is the quality of the steam. The place has been scandalously under-maintained for a long time. All it needs is to close for a few months so that it can be properly cleaned, not redeveloped.”
Some regulars have complained about declining standards at the baths.
But Michael Chapman Pincher, another regular schmeissing fan, has been going to Porchester for more than 30 years, and says it is “a special place, where I have made such close friends and have got to know a lot about the Jewish way of life. It is a great melting-pot of culture”.
Barrister Philip Sapford QC agreed. He has been a devoted schmeisser since 1979.
Westminster is due to publish its response to the consultation process this month, but Matthew Norman vowed that “the fight is not over.
“No one wins from this; it is a disgrace not to cherish something unique”.
A MOTHER is appealing for help to send her daughter, who is in a wheelchair, on Israel tour after she was told she would not be able to travel without a support worker.
Rebecca Clayton, 16, has a muscle -wasting disease which affects her legs.
With four months until the trip, youth group RSY-Netzer has not been able to find a support worker to help her.
Rebecca’s mother, Adrienne Clayton, a member of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, said no one suitable had volunteered for the role, leaving her fearing her daughter will miss out on the opportunity to go to Israel this summer.
Mrs Clayton said: “Rebecca is desperate to go on tour like all her other friends. She would be devastated if she was not able to. It is not that RSY are being unhelpful — they are advertising for the role.
“I can’t believe there are not madrichim out there who not would want to do it.”
Sharon Daniels, RSY’s welfare officer, said: “This is a fabulous chance for a young adult to see Israel and support Rebecca to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I look forward to hearing from interested applicants.”