VASA’s Town Square Information Point closed for the final time on Friday 18 December to make way for redevelopment works starting in early January.

To mark the occasion volunteers, staff and trustees, both past and present, came together after the Information Point had closed to the public.

Commenting on the closure VASA’s Lead Officer Charles Barlow said, “It’s obviously a sad day for everyone involved with the Information Point, but we must celebrate the fantastic work that the facility has done over the past 15 years or so.  The Information Point has greatly assisted VASA’s work in recruiting new volunteers for groups in the town, as well as providing information on events, projects and new initiatives.  Often overlooked is the support that the friendly and welcoming volunteers have given to some of the most vulnerable people in the town, simply by being there and willing to listen.”

Although this facility will be closing, VASA’s main office on Arden Street will remain open for public enquiries, 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  VASA’s website www.vasa.org.uk also provides a wealth of information on volunteering opportunities and what’s going on in the voluntary world. 

“We extend our thanks to everyone involved in running the Information Point, especially our brilliant volunteers Donald and Peggie Baker, Phyllis Losh, Lal Clay and John Jackson.”

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