Frustration at lack of reply on centre’s future

The East Centre in Prudhoe.
The East Centre in Prudhoe.
28 February 2017 4:21PM

PROPOSALS to transfer Prudhoe’s East Centre into the control of the community have been met with silence.

At the beginning of February, Prudhoe Town Council agreed to explore the possibility of moving the beloved youth centre out of Northumberland County Council’s hands.

The council subsequently contacted the local authority, inquiring whether it would consider a possible asset transfer of the facility.

The transfer of the 52-year-old youth centre could be to a community group in the town or Prudhoe Town Council itself.

But last week’s meeting of the town council heard that no response had yet been received.

Councillors have long been calling for answers from Northumberland County Council regarding the decision to place the East Centre on the market.

At an extraordinary meeting of the town council on February 8, it was agreed to invite Daljit Lally and Mike Robbins, of the strategic estates department, to an upcoming town council meeting.

And last week, town council clerk Richard Whinney advised councillors that Mrs Lally had agreed to attend the meeting on March 29.

Coun. George McCreedy said: “I’m getting so frustrated with this, it’s dragging on and on. It’s too important an issue for us not to pursue it. They are simple questions, they deserve simple answers. We need to know who made this decision, where and why.”

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