Pottery studio to close
I was surprised and shocked to hear that the pottery and other art studios at Stevenage Leisure Centre are to be closed at the beginning of April. I understand that this is because of a cut in funding from the borough council. This seems to have happened
I was surprised and shocked to hear that the pottery and other art studios at Stevenage Leisure Centre are to be closed at the beginning of April.
I understand that this is because of a cut in funding from the borough council.
This seems to have happened with no consultation or publicity.
The pottery studio in particular is a unique community facility, and if closed, would be expensive and difficult to replace and re-equip.
For over 30 years, children's and adult classes have been run at the leisure centre. Many people have gained a lifelong interest in pottery and sculpture from attending these classes.
For me and others attending the Leisure 50 pottery classes, this will be a great loss, but it is also a loss to the cultural life of the town. The Leisure Centre has been a cultural centre for the town since its inception. It would be a great shame if it were to become solely a sports centre.
- 1 Licence review for Hitchin's Chicken George after neighbour complaint
- 2 Bid to find living kidney transplant donor for Hitchin girl
- 3 'He lives on in the hearts of those who knew him' - hundreds pay respects to Kajetan at moving mass
- 4 Decision on controversial Lord Lister application deferred
- 5 Stevenage school in 'area of huge deprivation' wins national award
- 6 Permanent parking loss if outdoor seating plans approved
- 7 Hitchin Lavender named the most Instagrammed floral location in UK
- 8 Herts police officers shared rape 'jokes' and bestiality porn on WhatsApp
- 9 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 10 Stevenage woman, 52, accused of wounding 91-year-old in her own home
MARILYN DODDS, Cromwell Road, Stevenage