Get involved or lose venues, say Moulton leaders

Moulton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are among the groups that use the community centre and village hall which both need more volunteers. Photo:  SG260212-129TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Moulton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are among the groups that use the community centre and village hall which both need more volunteers. Photo: SG260212-129TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
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The long-term future of Moulton Community Centre and Village Hall rests in the hands of villagers, trustees who run both venues have warned this week.

Leaflets appealing for people to get involved as volunteers at the centre and hall are being delivered to every home in the village by members of Moulton Community Association which faces a drastic drop in numbers.

Several trustees, including chairman Roger Seal and lettings officer Margaret Geary, are set to leave the association in the next few months and concern is growing that unless people to replace them are found, both venues could close.

An extract from the leaflet said: “Moulton is reckoned to be one of the best places to live and it has so much going for it, particularly its activities and facilities.

“The community centre and village hall are right up there among Moulton’s principal assets and they are yours to enjoy, but they need people to run them and that is how the community association comes into it.

“It exists solely to keep the buildings going for everyone but, right now, the management team is shrinking and several key people have left or will soon be leaving, including the secretary, lettings officer and chairman.

“The whole operation needs new people to join and share the tasks, otherwise it could just stop functioning and the buildings would then close.”

People are being invited to a meeting at Moulton Community Centre on Monday, May 13, at 7pm to find out how they can get involved by taking up either administrative or more practical roles.

Mr Seal said: “Moulton Community Association has been entrusted with the responsibility of running the community centre and village hall for the benefit of the village and there’s a lot happening in both of them.

“They are buildings to be proud of but without the volunteers to help run them, there’s a significant risk of the association folding and the buildings being lost to the community.

“The situation is not just critically important but urgent and it’s up to the people of Moulton to rally to the cause and do something about it.”