Gloucestershire

Gloucester children's centre opens to support families

A new centre offering childcare and training to hundreds of families in Gloucester has officially opened.

The £545,000 Beacon Children's Centre in Kingsway is the 39th and final Sure Start centre for Gloucestershire.

Manager Stephanie May said the centre was already providing "much-needed services" for families in the area and will be expanding what is offered.

Under-fives and parents or carers can visit the centre to access courses, health clinics and play sessions.

Vic Rice, Conservative county councillor for Quedgeley, said: "Providing such facilities as the village grows will help support residents and encourage community spirit as well as relieving pressure on surrounding facilities."

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