Greetings from us!
Stanstead Lodge is open since yesterday the 14th of September! Not all the activities are on yet but they are all slowly starting to give the centre a feeling of “normality”.
Tricia, one of our members and volunteer wrote this:
“….so Stanstead Lodge is re-opening ! This is very good news. It’s a place I discovered a few years back when in a difficult phase of life. Back in London after quite a while abroad, I had very few friends and hardly any nearby family. When I stepped through the door I was welcomed and guided through the different activities available. I was able to just sit with a coffee and talk to a few warm-hearted people in the sun-lit cafe and gently relax . It’s a place we can just pop in and out of anytime and gradually feel into activities that interest us. I have come and gone over time and have been touched by the happy welcome received whenever I reappeared. S.L. has brought me some real friends that I enjoy doing things with and I so appreciate that we all look out for each other, particularly in these tricky times….”
We are happy that everyone is excited to be back! What are you waiting to pay us a visit?
There are a few new rules that we have printed and hanged around the centre to remind everyone to keep safe and also others around you.
Also let you know that activities will have reduced numbers of no more than 6 people to comply with the rules published from the government, and some of them have had to increase the price to cover tutor’s fees. Please ask for more info if interested.
The centre’s membership this year will be starting from October and will cover for the last six months of the financial year (31st of March) so you will only have to pay half of it (£12).
Our Lodge Cafe is open too! It will be closed from a bit earlier, 3pm. They have made a few changes around to comply with the rules so it is safe for everyone. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the yummy food, so what are you waiting for?