It began life as the Family Centre and was run by the NCH (National Children’s Home). There was quite a controversy when PACT took over running the centre back in 2006.
As well as being a centre for young families, it was also a place with meeting rooms for community groups in South Abingdon.
The Family Centre became the Children’s Centre.
Lots of family and child support has been happening there over the last decade. I often went there to report events like the apple days organised by the Abingdon Carbon Cutters.
There will be an event on Saturday 18th March between 1 & 3 pm to Celebrate the work of the South Abingdon Children’s Centre which is in danger of closing. People are very sad that this brilliant local facility is being cut off in it’s prime. This will be a chance to look back at all it has achieved.
Other groups are still trying to work out a future for the much needed centre.