Support for St Mary Cray parents and toddlers as new community project opens its doors
PUBLISHED: 10:14 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 09 May 2017
Services are available from today (Tuesday)
Families around St Mary Cray can now access a new, free community project aimed at providing support for those in the community.
The Oasis, based at the Duke Youth Centre on Park Road will provide activities for children from birth to five years old, alongside programmes for parents, and advisory services for adults.
Funded by the National Lottery and Children in Need, the project, run by St Mary Cray Primary Academy, will provide access to local services and support for families in the community.
Jo Johnson, Orpington’s parliamentary candidate, cut the ribbon at the hub’s opening on Friday, and was shown around the hub by project leaders.
“It is fantastic to see the building being put to such good use by the impressive team at St Mary Cray Primary Academy,” said Mr Johnson.
“Great credit must go to all those who have continuously promoted their vision for their centre.
“The hub is an excellent facility that will help to build strong links across the whole community in St Mary Cray.”
Adam Lowing, head teacher at the academy, added: “All the team at Oasis are looking forward to receiving families from Tuesday May 9. This is for not only SMCPA parents but any family in the community. All the services, programmes and groups are free and all our welcome.”