Pensioners march through town to save Look InBy Mike Pyle
February 15, 2010
More than 100 elderly people marched through Bracknell town centre waving placards in protest against the proposed closure of The Look In café.
Bracknell Forest Council wants to close the popular café in a bid to save £65,000 per year, but an-gry users have described The Look In as a lifeline and have collected more than 2,000 names on a petition to save it.
On Saturday a group of café regulars, led by a piper, marched from The Look In, along Crossway, to the bandstand where several people gave speeches about how much the café means to them.
The group then marched to the council offices at Easthampstead house before returning to the café.
Terry Pearce, chairman of Bracknell Senior Citizens Forum, said: “I think it went excellently.
“They were very enthusiastic, there was lots of noise, it was very passionate.
“It was a success in raising the profile of the issue.
“Being a bit cold kept the numbers down in the town centre but it will have struck a chord with the people who were in the town.”
A campaign has also been launched on Facebook. Click here to join the Facebook group.
For more on the march see Thursday’s Bracknell Forest Standard.