St Luke’s PCC was saddened to hear of the proposed closure of St Luke’s Playgroup. The playgroup is a privately owned organisation which has been hiring space at the church at a subsidised rate. The Playgroup has fallen into serious arrears with the church and as trustees with a legal duty to protect our assets and be fair to our other paying tenants, we were no longer able to allow this to continue. We have tried to find a resolution but this has not been possible. We understand that running this type of business in today’s economic climate is difficult and are sad for the loss to the community this closure will mean.