PEOPLE are being given the opportunity to socialise and meet old and new friends at the launch of a new group.

The Phoenix Community Group officially opened at the Tidworth Community Centre on Thursday, September 5.

Town mayor Councillor Brian Pratt came along to sample a home cooked meal and mingle with the members, and even helped with the dishes.

One of the organisers Donna Foakes said: “[The group is] a place for people to talk and relieve that isolated feeling, having the choice from a menu of a home cooked meal and plenty of refreshments throughout the day, a place to bring the community back together.”

The group runs each Thursday at the community centre from 10.30am to 3pm.

For more information call 07709 875220.