Pensioners are horrified

I WAS shocked to read in your paper (July 29) that Islington Council plans to withdraw funding from the much loved and well used day centre at Sotheby Mews.

I WAS shocked to read in your paper (July 29) that Islington Council plans to withdraw funding from the much loved and well used day centre at Sotheby Mews. I live next door to the centre and know many of the pensioners who use the centre - this news has shocked and horrified them.

Centres like this are the backbone of many communities and provide a much needed lifeline to those who use them. The centre is in one of the most desirable and expensive areas of Islington, I wonder, has the Labour council got an ulterior motive - do they want to sell the land to pay for their expensive pet projects?

The politicians in charge of the Town Hall need to be upfront and tell us if they are going to axe the centre, not pass the buck to Age Concern, which has taken on the running of the centre. Labour councillor Janet Burgess, needs to come clean - are you going to close it or not? Tell us Janet! - Paul Symes, Sotheby Road, N5.