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Community Centre agree to Parish Council rescue plan

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2006 - 12:50 AM

COMMUNITY CENTRE AGREE TO PARISH COUNCIL RESCUE PLAN


Hawkinge Community Centre chairman John Heasman has replied to Hawkinge Parish Council's offer of £5000 to help the centre over the next 3months. 



In his letter he confirmed that the trustees have agreed to accept the offer and have allowed the Parish Council to become the custodian trustees of the centre. 



There is some doubt to whether the council are in fact already custodian trustees and they are writing to the charities commission to check on the documentation for the Hawkinge Community Centre charity to clarify the situation. 



In order not to delay matters further, councillors David Callahan, Peter Smith and Kevin Avery will begin overseeing the payment of monies for running costs of the community centre and study the procedures which are already in place.



The parish council emphasised that the £5,000 could only be spent on the running costs of the centre and not to repay any loans.