Final attempt to save village assets from axe

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A last-ditch effort to save Moulton Community Centre and Village Hall from closure has been launched by trustees for both buildings.

About 3,000 leaflets appealing for volunteers to help run the buildings have been sent out to homes in Moulton and surrounding villages on behalf of Moulton Community Association.

Several trustees, including former lettings officer Margaret Geary, have left the association in recent weeks and chairman Roger Seal is due to leave later this year.

He said: “There’s been a modest response so far to previous appeals for volunteers from people in Moulton, Weston and even Whaplode St Catherine.

“But we need a few more volunteers who can do small things for the association, like organising summer fetes and other activities throughout the year.

“In the last couple of weeks, an architect who inspected the buildings said they were in a better state now than they were five years ago so people won’t find themselves lumbered with a ruin.”

But the association has warned in the leaflet that unless enough new volunteers come forward before the end of June, steps will be taken to close the community centre and village hall for good.

Andrew Woolf, South Holland District Council member for Moulton, said: “Both halls are the focal point of the village and I’d hate to see the association go to the extreme of closing them.”