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The Crossing a hidden treasure

PUBLISHED: 12:32 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:33 05 July 2010

ALTHOUGH we are relatively new to Lowestoft having moved here on retirement from Brentwood, in Essex, we have been pleasantly surprised at the range of facilities available to us oldies in particular.

ALTHOUGH we are relatively new to Lowestoft having moved here on retirement from Brentwood, in Essex, we have been pleasantly surprised at the range of facilities available to us oldies in particular.

One of the best resources that we have found is the hidden treasure of the Crossing, in High Street.

We have been undertaking a French language course there under the tutorship of Geoff Smith who gives his time voluntarily as do other folk who help with computer studies CV's and other back to work training.

We were saddened to learn, however, that essential funding is to be cut. We fear that this will severely prejudice the good work provided by this much needed resource.

We realise that the necessary finances to keep the Crossing going are hard to come by. However, we and our fellow students do make regular donations that are well above the 50p contribution that we pay towards the materials provided by the Crossing and we are prepared to continue this if required. Is there a way in which the services provided by the Crossing can be maintained and financed in other ways, for instance via partnerships with local businesses in the town?

We do hope that the Crossing can continue to provide its valuable contribution to the local area. As for our part will surely miss it very much indeed.

ANN and PAUL DETTMAR

Merrifield Road

Pakefield


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