Foyer future comes before council tonight

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Market Rasen Town Council will be briefed on the future of the Foyer at its meeting tonight.

Town and district councillor Ken Bridger is to issue a statement about changes planned at the centre, which houses young people needing outreach and support work.

The move follows a series of meetings involving operators Axiom Housing and councillors.

The Market Rasen Mail has received calls from residents and businesses who say they have heard young people will be moved out of the centre to be replaced with older people with a more troubled background.

However, Stuart Fort, Operations Director for Axion Housing, said there would be no change in the kind of people living at the centre in King Street.

But due to changes with its contract with Lincolnshire County Council, the Foyer in Market Rasen would house over 18s instead of 16-25s.

Thus, the only change would be a lack of 16 and 17-year-olds.

“We have a good reputation. The residents that we have there do a lot for the local community,” he added.