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Sensory centre opens in Ilminster
A DAY of celebrations marked the opening of a sensory centre for young people with learning difficulties in Ilminster.
There was a party atmosphere at the 3D Sensory Centre in Wharf Lane on Friday with more than 70 visitors. They ranged from parents and carers to children and representatives from many interested organisations who joined in the celebrations, which ran through the day and into the evening.
Also attending were Chard Deputy Mayor Cllr Jenny Kenton, and Yeovil Mayor and chairman of Yeovil Town Council Clive Davis.
The centre was officially opened by Martin Kitchen, of the Somerset Community Foundation, one of the key organisations which made a significant contribution towards its funding. Mr Kitchen said: “We immediately recognised the difference the centre will make to families who are desperate for a facility of this nature.
“It has been completed to the highest standard, and I congratulate 3 Dimensions Care and School for the vision and initiative in providing such a valuable community resource.”
Though David Laws MP was unable to attend on the day he has said he will visit the centre in the near future.
Representatives from organisations such as Autism Somerset, Ile Valley Children’s Centre, Ilminster’s Greenfylde School and Somerset County Council’s Education Department were among the guests.
Parents attending the event were impressed with the facilities and are looking forward to attending regular Monday coffee morning events at the centre.
For more information on the 3D Sensory Centre contact 01460-65611 or go to www.3dimensions.org.uk