Basildon activity centres to shut down over the Christmas period

Basildon Council is reminding residents that its activity centres will be closed to the public for three days over the Christmas period.

The George Hurd Centre, Laindon Activity Centre and Pitsea Activity Centre will all be shut on 27, 28 and 29 December. They will also be closed as usual on weekends and bank holidays over the festive period.

The centres will reopen as normal on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

They each offer a range of fitness and dance classes, craft activities and entertainment events for members over the age of 50. Numerous day trips are also organised for members every year.

Cllr Kerry Smith, Chairman of Basildon Council’s Housing and Community committee, said: “We understand that our day centres act as a lifeline to hundreds of older people in the borough. They are great places to socialise, stay active and get help and advice.

“Any members who may find themselves alone this festive period can seek support from the Salvation Army by calling 01268 524454.”

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