Community Centre Chairman upbeat after crisis meeting

Contributed by editor on Aug 30, 2005 - 01:00 AM


Hawkinge Community Centre will be staying open says Chairman John Heasman, after the Trustees crisis meeting on Sunday (28 August).

A smiling Mr Heasman said he was very optimistic that the immediate financial problems would be resolved, possibly by the end of the week.

"The money has been found to keep the Community Centre open," he said, "we just need to wait until the deal is completed. I cannot tell you who is putting the money up."

Treasurer Trevor Johns did not resign at the meeting as he had threatened, but John Heasman said that Mr Johns was looking to step down due to pressure of work.

Hawkinge Partnership Chairman Jan Doyle has stepped in as Secretary to the Community Centre, a position which had been vacant since the Parish Clerk Beryl Hardy quit the job shortly after the formation of the Charity.