Youth centre

PUBLISHED: 15:43 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 31 May 2010

I HAVE just heard the news that Wicken House in Wicken Bonhunt is going to close as a residential youth education provider. I stayed at Wicken House in 1979 on a school trip with Somers Heath Junior School, Thurrock Essex. It was my first trip away and

I HAVE just heard the news that Wicken House in

Wicken Bonhunt is going to close as a residential youth education provider.

I stayed at Wicken House in 1979 on a school trip with Somers Heath Junior School, Thurrock Essex.

It was my first trip away and I had the best week! I am now 38 and have very fond memories of my trip away to Wicken House and the surrounding area, visiting the local windmill and my trip to Thaxted.

This would be a great shame for other children to not be able to experience the great time that I and my friends had on our week at Wicken House.

It was a great place to stay. I have only found out by chance of its closure and want to have my say!

I kept a project book that I wrote all those years ago about my stay with Barry and all the friendly team. I have always wanted to revisit Wicken House, and now tell my own children about the place and what a great place it is.

I now live in Coventry but this will not stop me visiting Wicken House before the doors close. I hope it is able to remain open, this is a great place for children. I do feel very sad about this! Please, please Essex County Council, rethink your plans!

Ros McGrane

Coundon

Coventry

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