A new charity shop and crèche aimed at supporting women in Watford has opened in the town centre.

Watford Women’s Centre Plus opened its doors in Market Street yesterday at a ceremony led by the town’s elected mayor, Dorothy Thornhill.

The Women’s Centre took over the building from another charity earlier this year and has also added a training room and extra office space for the charity’s staff. 

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The charity said the new facilities will allow it to develop its Job Club scheme, which helps people looking for employment.

Tracey Burke, chief executive of the charity, said: "The new shop will help to fund existing services and offers the Women’s Centre a long term and stable base to work from."

The centre helps woman in crisis by offering support and advice.

Mayor Thornhill added: "I am so pleased to be opening such a fantastic shop, as it marks real progress by the women of Watford and the Women’s Centre in particular. It also makes a strong positive statement on the profile of women in the area".