Brenda Wickham at the Pennygate Foundation

Pennygate Foundation charity celebrates permanent home

A South Holland charity is celebrating after being awarded permission to stay in its current home.

The Spalding-based Pennygate Foundation was in danger of losing its home.

The centre was operating on temporary planning permission which was on the verge of expiring.

Dr Azmeena Nathu submitted an application to allow the centre next to her surgery to become permanent, extend opening hours from 7.30am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays. She also wanted to retain a building which did not have consent and at least one neighbour objected.

Joint founder of the health and wellbeing centre, Brenda Wickham, said the successful application was great news.

“A big thank-you to all the members of the community, councillors and MP that supported us during what has been a very difficult time,” she said.

There will be a special open afternoon on Saturday, August 26 and members of the community are invited.

There will also be a free burger or hot dog on offer.

“Gordon Smith, of Matrix, offered his expertise and has been marvellous supporting us through the application,” said Brenda.

The open day will run from 2pm to 4pm and is at 204 Pennygate, Spalding.

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