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Mayor Margo visits Muslim Centre

Margo Payne was also given a tour of the centre at Rosemoor Gardens

Fiona Tomas

Fiona Tomas


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Mayor Margo visits Muslim Centre

NEWBURY mayor Margo Payne shared a homemade apple cake when she attended a coffee morning at the West Berkshire Muslim Centre. 

Margo Payne was also given a tour of the centre at Rosemoor Gardens before being presented with a copy of the Quran on Friday, December 7.

Women from Newbury College, West Berkshire Healthwatch and volunteer-led group Open for Hope also joined in the get-together, which is held monthly.

The centre said it was thrilled that Mrs Payne had been able to visit.

“This was a fantastic way to connect with the community, meeting up with old friends and making new ones,” it said.

Mrs Payne said: “It was my first time visiting the West Berkshire Muslim Centre and I really enjoyed it. 

“It was wonderful to see the community centre being used in such a way – I’m hopefully going to pop along again soon.” 

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  • dazzer

    15/01/2019 - 21:09

    Ive requested a FOI from the council in regards to how much they pay to use that Community Center - Obviously the council refused my request - Its at appeal at the moment with the ICO.........I wonder if they get it free of charge or a very reduced rate? When you consider the financial situation of the council should they be making special allowances to certain groups? I hope Margo Payne reads the Koran she was given so she will see hundreds of hate filled verses calling for murder and torture of disbelievers.example... Koran 9.29 Also Margo there are 12 verses which state don't take unbelievers as friends - Koran 3.28 We are the worst of all creatures -Koran 98.6. Surely those who disbelieve (after the Clear Evidence has come to them) –from among the People of the Book and from among the polytheists– will be in the fire of Hell a seed of which unbelief bears, abiding therein. They are the worst of creatures.


  • NewburyLad

    15/01/2019 - 10:10

    Funny how there's always a left-wing political activist waiting in the wings of an online comment board, just ready to turn any story into a political one, always against the right wing. Get a proper job Don't Vote Benyon and stop sponging off the taxpayers.