Public meeting looks at impact of cuts on town

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WINSLOW’S churches are holding a public meeting in January to look at the potential impact of government cuts on the community, and to see what local organisations and individuals can do to help

Christians Together In Winslow have arranged the meeting, at 8pm on Thursday, January 19, in the St Laurence Room. It aims to inform people of what the cuts are and what their impact is likely to be; to give people a chance to discuss these with local experts and others from local organisations; and to identify any areas of real concern and how the community might help with these.

The manager of Buckingham and Winslow Citizens Advice Bureau Janis Harding will speak about the problems they have encountered and town mayor Llew Monger will also give his views.

Winslow Christians Together comprises members of three of the town’s churches – St Laurence, the Winslow Vineyard church and the St Albans Catholic chapel.

The group has worked together on several projects, including fundraising for family support charity Home-Start and for Winslow’s Youth Cafe.

It also supports the Milton Keynes Food Bank and the Winslow Children’s Storehouse, which provides good-quality second-hand items of clothing and equipment free of charge to families on low incomes. Members of the group provide mentoring for ex-offenders under the New Leaf scheme.It has a prayer group that concentrates on issues from the town.

Tea and coffee will be served at the meeting and all residents are invited to attend.