Plans to launch a hot meals service at local centre get green light 


Basildon Council’s Housing and Community Committee will meet next week to discuss plans to introduce a hot meals service at the George Hurd Centre from January 2018.

The Council have been in talks with the George Hurd Centre Committee as they wish to extend their catering service beyond the tea bar they currently provide.

The Committee have carried out a survey with some of their members to gauge demand for a hot meals service and are looking at providing a range of hot food at lunchtime.

Cllr Kerry Smith, Chairman of the Housing and Community Committee, said: “The George Hurd Centre is a lifeline for a lot of our older residents. It’s not just about the activities they put on but the social side of it – a chance to have a chat and meet new people. I hope that my fellow councillors agree to support the George Hurd Centre in their wish to give their members a chance to be able to chat over a plate of sausage and mash”.

The Housing and Community Committee will discuss the plans on Wednesday 6 December at 7pm.

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