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Annual General Meeting and Open Day

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Saturday, 30th September in the Meeting Room at the Searchligh Centre, starting at 11am.

It will be followed by an open day, during which we will welcome the Mayor of Kingston, Julie Pickering, who will be officially opening the refurbished Searchlight Centre, the new home of Kingston Mencap, at 2.30pm.

Full details including agenda are here.


Searchlight is for hire!

Are you interested in hiring a meeting room or the hall at Searchlight?

We have two meeting rooms and a hall for hire. For details, costs and availability please contact:

Searchlight Update, March 2017

In case you have not heard, Kingston Mencap has secured the lease on the Searchlight Centre, off Kingston Road, next to Kingsmeadow. The building is being refurbished, with full wheelchair access and a Changing Places Toilet. We have created an additional, all purpose, room for meetings, therapy and sensory use. The lighting will be much improved and the flooring completely renewed throughout. New furniture will make it a comfortable experience for our visitors and we will also have our own office on site. We are expecting the works to be finished by the end of March. Our Clubs will then be moving in and we have already had a number of enquiries to book the facilities during the day. Searchlight will be available for hire, especially at the weekends. We will be having an official opening party, once we are properly installed, watch out for details. All very exciting!