Charity to have Banbury presence as it gets ready to officially open hub

Charity Style Acre, supporting people with learning disabilities, will be open it's new building on Butchers Row on Friday. Pictured, Peter Pozzoni, John Saxelby, Hannah Walstenholme, Glenn Wheeler, Katie Hill NNL-150906-201236009
Charity Style Acre, supporting people with learning disabilities, will be open it's new building on Butchers Row on Friday. Pictured, Peter Pozzoni, John Saxelby, Hannah Walstenholme, Glenn Wheeler, Katie Hill NNL-150906-201236009

Style Acre will officially open its new Banbury hub on Friday which will support young adults with learning disabilities.

The building was formerly Le Royale nightclub in Butchers Row and had been left empty for many years.

But the charity has refurbished the three-storey complex, called SABRe (Style Acre Banbury Resource), to help between 60 and 80 adults learn new skills and find volunteering and job opportunities.

Construction work took about nine months to complete at a cost of £900,000. Facilities will include an IT suite, community room and apartments to house eight adults.

Attending the official opening on Friday will be BBC Countryfile presenter John Craven, who is a vice-patron of the charity.