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Update on the Tysoe Fire Station Refurbishment

For those who may not already know, the refurbishment project of the disused fire station in Tysoe will soon be beginning in earnest! Tysoe Children’s Group, in taking on the refurbishment, will not only be getting new premises but will also be extending their current services. The proposed services will include: THE PRE-SCHOOL (offering longer hours of operation than currently available); MUMS & TOTS GROUP; BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB; HOLIDAY PLAYSCHEME/CHILDCARE (operational for the duration of the school breaks), YOUTH CENTRE (the site will give local youth an opportunity to have a youth group, affiliated to the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs and led by trained youth workers); BUSINESS PREMISES (architectural plans include separate and independent office space available for rent); ADULT EDUCATION (there will be the facilities for adult education with IT as a particular focus). There will also be improved access for the disabled and finally, the fire station, a woefully wasted resource, will be put to good use and will benefit a really broad section of the community.

Happily, our bid to Defra for funding was a successful one and we have been offered a fabulous grant: 90% of the funds needed. This success is especially due to the hard work of Linda and Paul Heritage who pulled the bid together and made it happen.

But Paul would be the first one to tell you that the work is far from over! We must now produce the final 10% of funds ourselves to be eligible for the 90% grant Defra has offered. Then, we need to raise a substantial amount of funds to ease cash flow.

Concentrated fundraising therefore continues unabated in the shape of appeals and all sorts of exciting events over the next few months. Our warmest thanks to all of you who have contributed so very generously to our cause. Your support is hugely appreciated.

As far as our refurbishment timetable is concerned, we should be able to give you an indication as to when building is due to start in the next month or two.

Watch this space!

Helen Monteith, Secretary,
Tysoe Children's Group Pegasus Project
(01295) 680317

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