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Group’s help for parents

A community group fighting the tide of council cuts will put on more classes to serve a growing demand for parental support.

Since being formed by parents, councillors and conscientious community members early last year, GroW has helped nearly 300 families in the OX12 postcode.

The group delivers support for families with babies and toddlers in Wantage, Grove and the surrounding areas and announced the extra classes at an official launch earlier this month at Grove’s St John’s Church Hall.

Councillor Zoe Patrick, county council chair and councillor for Wantage and Grove, said: “I am delighted to congratulate the hard-working staff and volunteers who have joined with families to make this happen for our communities of Grove and Wantage.

“In the light of more housing developments happening in the area, it is so important to make sure we can all meet up to socialise in such a warm and welcoming environment.”

GroW formed in response to children’s centre closures and has grants from Oxfordshire County Council (£30,000), Wantage Town Council (£10,000) and Grove Parish Council (£7,000).

The group is looking for volunteers. Visit growfamilies.co.uk for more information or get in touch at facebook.com/growfamilies.

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