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Threemilestone community centre desperately seeking volunteers to stay open

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

By Chris Matthews

Threemilestone community centre desperately seeking volunteers to stay open
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A LOCAL community centre is appealing for volunteers if it is to remain open.

Threemilestone Community Centre could be sold and chairman Lesley Myners is urging residents to 'use it or lose it'.

She said: "The future is looking very dodgy for us despite the fact that Threemilestone continues to grow considerably.

"At Christmas we held a carol concert that only attracted 35 people despite the fact that we served tea, coffee, mince pies and only asked for a small donation.

"Our youngest member is 55 and we desperately need new volunteers to get involved if we are to keep going."

The centre incorporates the social club next door and offers discounts for local residents to hire the venue, which is used for a judo club, concerts, carpet bowls, amateur theatre and art classes.

If new volunteers are not found it is likely to be sold to the county or parish council.

John Courtnell, treasurer of Threemilestone Community Centre, said: "If people want this amenity to stay open they should come along to one of our monthly committee meetings."

The next meeting is on February 21 at the centre at 7.30pm.

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