Maldon: Funding axe threatens resource centre with closure

Volunteer Sue Roberts with the petition

Volunteer Sue Roberts with the petition

First published in Local News by , Reporter

More than 150 Maldon residents have backed a petition to save a vital community resource.

The Maldon Resource Centre, based in the King’s Head Centre, in the High Street, is under threat after £5,000 worth of funding from Moat Housing is due to expire in March.

Volunteers at the centre, which provides advice and guidance for Moat Housing residents but also general help for those living in Maldon, fear the place will shut without extra funding.

They began a petition at the end of last year to show how well it is needed by residents, which has so far accumulated 156 signatures.

Office manager Pam Crewes, 76, said: “We have been trying to get extra funding but so far we haven’t had much luck.

“We were hoping to share the old custom house with someone but that seems to have fallen through.

“We are very important from the point of view of the residents who come in for help, especially with the benefit changes that are about to happen."

See this week's MBS for the full story.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree