The future of Moulton Community Centre and Village Hall appears to be a lot brighter this week after residents responded to a last-ditch appeal for help.
Both buildings looked set for closure at the end of June because of a poor response to requests from Moulton Community Association members for new volunteers to help run both buildings.
About 3,000 leaflets were delivered to every household in the area warning people that a failure by them to come forward and join the association would mean the loss of the community centre and village hall to Moulton.
But at an association meeting last Monday, several people showed an interest in becoming trustess and replacing a number of people who have either resigned or intend to do so in the coming months.
Roger Seal, chairman of Moulton Community Association, said: “We had a whole new collection of potential trustees who attended the meeting last Monday and our feeling is that the people who have come forward have significant contributions to make to the well-being of the association.
“They bring with them a number of skills and experiences which together puts Moulton Community Centre and Village Hall in a very strong position going forward.
“There’s general optimism amongst association members and the feeling that people are rallying around to the cause of saving the community centre and village hall.
“Everyone who was at the meeting gained the impression that the future of the association is assured and what’s good for the association is good for the village of Moulton.”