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Community centre: business as usual

 

CONCERNS that Longwell Green Community Centre is set to shut down have been quashed by trustees.

They insist there are no plans to close the centre in Shellards Road or to turn away any groups that use it, despite mounting fears in the community over its future.

It is unclear how rumours started but they may be linked to the imminent departure of the centre manager Alison Jordan and bar manager Scott Janes.

Trustees say it was a coincidence both found other jobs at similar times and they did their best to persuade the duo to stay because of their glowing track record at the centre.

Trustees say the centre is not in debt, although because it receives no outside funding there is no surplus money either.

They say they are looking at "commercial opportunities" to ensure the centre continues to serve the community but would not be drawn as to what those might be. 

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