The new term started this morning at Dunstable Music Centre and as expected following the fee rises, the numbers were reduced. The first day back is always a bit down on normal, so next week will really tell the impact of the rises, but based on today, I would say we were about 30% down. Encouragingly, we did also have some new members start today.
We were also one member of staff down, who is, I understand, not being replaced. Central Bedfordshire say that they intend to continue with the music centres, but to me this is looking like winding down.
I have put the new Dunstable Music Centre summer timetable up on their website.