Signature roll in over Droitwich's Snax on Trax kiosk - The Droitwich Standard

Signature roll in over Droitwich's Snax on Trax kiosk

Droitwich Editorial 19th Mar, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

DROITWICH residents turned out en masse to support the Snax on Trax protest.

Petitioners managed to get more than 50 signatures within two hours at the event last Thursday (March 12).

The shop, based at the town’s railway station, which offers work placements for disabled residents, will be forced to close after 15 years when the funding from Worcestershire County Council runs out at the end of this month.

Janet Chesson, who has worked at Snax on Trax since it started, said: “It is an important part of my life.

“I will be very upset if it goes – it helps to get me out.”

Coun Margaret Rowley said she was writing to Coun Sheila Blagg and sending her the petition of names to ask if they could have more time to find alternative funding.

“This is the result of the decision made by Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet last year and the true impact is only just coming to light which does not give us much time to try and sort out alternative funding.”

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson confirmed the kiosk, managed through Worcestershire Lifestyles and funded by the county council, would cease trading at the end of the month.

“Worcestershire Lifestyles is making arrangements for those volunteers affected by the closure of Snax on Trax.

“A new Learning Disability Connect Service will be functioning from Droitwich Library very shortly, providing opportunities to explore volunteering and employment prospects as well as other social and leisure activities.”


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