Customers delighted Look In will have new home
Published 22 Feb 2013 13:30 2 Comments
LOYAL Look In customers are overjoyed the over-50s café has found a new home in Bracknell town centre.
The not-for-profit organisation is in one of the many premises in Broadway that will be vacated and demolished to make way for the redevelopment of the town centre.
It has finally secured a new premises in the upper floor of Charles Square - but the cost of the move, including relocating furniture and kitchen equipment, as well as electrical and plumbing work at the new site - will be £50,000.
It has secured half this so still needs to raise £25,000 to fund the move.
Can you help The Look In raise the £25,000 or help carry
out the refurbishment work for free? Call manager Stewart Williams on 01344 302646.
Easthampstead resident James Sinclair uses the café at least two or three times a week with his wife and believes that the new location will be even more accessible than the current one.
Birta Wilson has been living near the town centre since 1964 and told the News that she walks down to the café once a week. "It's really important because I like to come and meet people," she said. "My husband is in hospital and it's nice to get out."
Dorothy and Leonard Dean, aged 80 and 73 respectively, from Crowthorne, have been coming to The Look In for four years.
Mrs Dean said the café was comfortable and offered good, reasonably-priced, food. She added: "It's all right for us because we're together but there are a lot of people who are on their own. I think it's a lovely meeting place for them. Sometimes when you're sitting here you can hear people chatting, it's wonderful."
The café is set to move to 5a Charles Square in about two months' time.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 22 Feb 13
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Feb 25, 09:05
I am pleased they have found a venue, however, I fear for the safety of some of their customers. Those who use mobility scooters or are very frail will either have to attempt the steep slope or find the lift to go up in. I can just see some of the poor souls driving into the lift, having to reverse out and coming a cropper. I am not sure this has been thought out too well. I fear it will put many people off which will then mean when next year’s lease is due to be paid they will then have to ask for even more money. There should be somewhere for the elderly but if it’s in a place which isn’t easily accessible then there is little point. I hope I’m wrong.
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Mar 2, 20:57
Having seen the lifts, they obviously haven't worked for years as they are steel plated up. So that just leaves the steep slope or steep escalator. I really am concerned and do feel sad for these people.
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