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Church Lane Community Centre in Lowton

Volunteers step in to save community assets

by Editor

A huge thank you to all those willing volunteers who responded to appeals for help to secure the future of a local residents’ group as well as a community centre.

Earlier this year, residents group Lowton East Neighbourhood Forum (LENDF) warned that they would have to disband by the end of March unless key voluntary roles on their committee could be filled.

Meanwhile, the existing committee at Church Lane Community Centre, Lowton, also appealed for help to manage the demands of running the hall, which is used by many local groups and clubs.

We’re delighted to report that LENDF have now confirmed that the essential roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer have now been filled, and the group can continue their work campaigning on local issues such as traffic, housing and crime.

In fact, the group’s first meeting with their new committee in place takes place on Monday, 14 March, when items on the agenda will include HS2, the Parkside development and the Atherleigh Way bypass.

Meanwhile, a meeting held to discuss the future management of the Church Lane Community Centre, near the Co-op in Lowton, was well attended, with more than 40 interested people turning out.

And there were plenty of offers of help to the current committee, who are now getting older and are hoping for more volunteers to spread the workload.

What fantastic demonstration of community spirit in Lowton, and how great to see people willing to step forward and get involved in their local community. Well done all!