The Learning Centre is a hugely valuable asset within the city

SKILLS Jenny Ames, centre, takes a print-making class last year at The Learning Place in North End, with Anna Martyn, left ,and Mary-Ann Warren. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123146-4)
SKILLS Jenny Ames, centre, takes a print-making class last year at The Learning Place in North End, with Anna Martyn, left ,and Mary-Ann Warren. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123146-4)
James Taylor at his desk in his office at 116 High Street, Old Portsmouth.

Those halcyon days when pen and paper just worked!

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IT’S good to see that The Learning Place will receive funding from the council for another year.

We all realise the necessity of reduced spending within the council budgets but this facility is so important, to young and old alike.

It’s certainly a valuable source of learning and education.

The courses are not all free but charges are levied according to the person’s ability to pay, a very fair system.

I worked with Kate Bushell recently and fully support Kate’s views.

Staff at the centre, both teaching and admin, are extremely knowledgeable, professional and patient.

There is a great atmosphere and no shortage of enthusiasm throughout the whole building.

Having completed two courses I’m now saving up for a third.

It’s good to see that Portsmouth City Council has not put this very successful centre of learning under more pressure, thereby reducing their ability to provide such an excellent service to the entire Portsmouth community.

As an aside, perhaps some of the money allocated to Colas for the implementation of ‘pinch points’ and other miscellaneous traffic calming schemes throughout the city could somehow be transferred to other, such deserving causes as The Learning Place.

As an example of success, I have recently decorated a cake after having had four two and a half hour learning sessions and a little homework.

When I started I didn’t even know the correct way to ice a cake.

I’m having fun in my retirement, thank you The Learning Place.