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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Mencap has had to postpone the planned opening next week of its new premises in March.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was due to take place on September 25 but, due to what the organisation has described as unforeseen circumstances, the opening will now take place on November 27.

Cambridgeshire Mencap regrets the delay but said it is important to get the official opening just right for its service users, families and supporters.

The new premises will be the location for Artworks, an expressive arts service for adults with learning disabilities, which will take place during the day every Tuesday and Friday.

On the last Saturday of each month, the premises will also be home to the monthly group activities for adults with learning disabilities and volunteer ‘befrienders’ who link up with young people with learning disabilities will also use the premises as their base.

Amgen, based on the Milton Science Park in Cambridge, is providing an army of workers to paint the new premises and local artist Ian King will be at the launch to show his support of Artworks.

The new premises at 88 High Street, will officially open at 5pm on November 27 with March Mayor Jan French cutting the ribbon.