New beginning and future for precinct centre

Torbay Weekly

Having been closed, due to the pandemic since 2019, The Precinct Centre in St Marychurch is set to open its doors again on July 19 with a completely ‘new look’.
Since it was officially opened by the well-known actor David Suchet on May 29, 1996, the Precinct Centre has provided a warm friendly atmosphere for the over 55s to meet socially and engage in a wide range of activities.
While being closed, the opportunity has been taken to completely transform the centre’s interior with the installation of a new modern kitchen, new furnishings and a complete change of décor.
The centre operates as an independently run charity organisation managed by a friendly team of volunteers.
Chairman Mr Alan Powell said: “Members can now at last look forward to a new beginning for the centre and we are ready to welcome everyone back and extend an invitation to all Torbay’s over 55s to come to one of our open days to see what we have to offer.”
Open days to look around the centre and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee are running on July 19 – 23, from 10am -2pm.
To find the centre, go to the top of the shopping Precinct through the church lychgate and follow the path down to the right, where you will find the warmest of welcomes.  
A visit to the Centre can be combined with a chance to stroll through the magical St Marychurch Precinct, home to so many independently-owned businesses and boutiques.
The historic church towers of St Marychurch can be seen from miles around and golfers at Dainton Park near Ipplepen often gaze in wonder at the spires dominating Torquay’s skyline from a distance.
As well as the fine array of shops, the fabulous Bygones has been a popular attraction since the 1980s and takes visitors back in time to the Victorian age.
Once you have spent time at the Precinct Centre and enjoyed the sights and sounds of St Marychurch, the beautiful Babbacombe Downs is just a five-minute walk.
Not a bad way to enjoy some Torbay time.