Help us find new home plea

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 10:00 pm
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AS urgent talks continue in the search to find a new home for one of Petersfield's important organisations living under the threat of eviction, John Callaghan, the founder and chairman of the trustees of the King's Arms, has made an impassioned plea for the town to find somewhere for them go to help "face the future with confidence". The popular drop-in centre for young people has been operating from its current premises in the Festival Hall car park, on Heath Road, for the past 14 years. Supported by Petersfield Town Council, East Hampshire District Council and Hampshire County Council, and having strong links to district schools, the drop-in centre is a vital link for young people in the town and further afield. It is used by up to 300 young people aged between 11 and 19 and is open six days per week. But centre bosses are now under the threat of eviction if a planning application to turn what was once the old lampshade factory and other commercial buildings in the car park into housing gets the green light. For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.

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