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Mary Macleod MP joined residents to highlight the threatened closure of Chiswick Day Centre at an event held at the Crown and Anchor pub on Chiswick High Road.

The event, organised by Laura Ware and Pauline Hart (pictured below with Mary Macleod, Carole Patterson and Ian Hatchard), had a 1940’s street party theme, including music performed by the “Swingtime Sweethearts.” Residents enjoyed singing along to wartime favourites, as well as an old-fashioned “High Tea”.

“Many constituents have contacted me to share their grave concerns over the threatened closure of Chiswick Day Care Centre," Mary told ChiswickW4.com.

"While a number of local GPs have indicated that they are concerned that some vulnerable patients may not be catered for under the proposed new arrangements. The Centre is a vital local resource – not only for those who use it themselves, but for their families and carers, for whom the care offered at the Day Centre provides some much needed respite from caring for loved ones.

“I am concerned that the closure of the Day Centre by Hounslow Council has not been properly considered and that the loss of this important part of the community will have a serious and detrimental impact on residents in my constituency.”

The recent refurbishment of Chiswick Day Centre would indicate the Council previously saw the value in maintaining the facilities at this location. If Chiswick Day Centre were to close, the nearest centre with comparable facilities will be in Heston – a long way to travel on a daily basis, particularly for the elderly and those without private means of transport.

Hounslow Council is consulting on this proposal until the 30th April 2011

March 29, 2011