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 In 1983 a new resident to Hockliffe   
 found there wasn't a playgroup to help
 mums get together and prepare children
 before starting school. Interested    
 mums and toddlers responded           
 to an advertisement in the Post       
 Office and a playgroup was started in 
 Hockliffe House.  The playgroup became
 so sucessful that it was soon         
 necessary to find larger premises.    
 The problem was money.  Enquiries were
 made.  It was possible to get a       
 government grant of £6000 to start a  
 playroup.  This plus £3000 from the   
 West Charity was used to build a      
 playgroup on spare land next to the   
 playing field.  The playgroup is now  
 running well and it is hoped the      
 community will be brought even closer 
 together by running such things as    
 support groups and baby sitting       
 circles at the playgroup.             

Map of the area

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