Julian House - do not change Women's Refuge on Walcot St - it is a community lifeline
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Women's Refuge (previously known as Women's Aid) is a lifeline to the community. The support they provide is twofold, as a charity and as a shop. Not only does the shop serve people with low income (who come from all across the city) but the charity it raises for gives essential help to vulnerable women. The charity has helped a huge amount of women and children over the years.
The local contract that enables Women's Refuge to function has gone out to tender and has been won by Julian House - who will be taking over the shop from April 1st. This means that it is highly likely that Women's Aid will not continue in it's current form.
If Julian House take over the shop we want a guarantee that the current volunteers and pricing structure will remain. We don't need another overpriced charity shop on Walcot Street.
Julian House already have one shop 100m up the road.
We must make sure that the shop stays open and that the good work continues!
Bath needs authentic charity like Women's Refuge... and should not be just an exclusive city for big brands and the super rich.
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PS the potential closure of the Bath Women's Refuge shop has upset a lot of people - I would like to state that any abusive emails or tweets received are not associated with me (Jools Scott) in any way.
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