Use it or lose it: social hub could close

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A COMMUNITY centre will survive despite losing thousands of pounds each year, a village chief insists.

The prediction is that Northchurch Social Centre in Bell Lane, Northchurch, will be left with a £4,380 loss for the financial year 2010 to 2011.

The predicted loss for the next year is £6,050.

The figures were announced at a meeting of Northcchurch Parish Council.

But councillor Giles Batchelor, who is a member of centre managers the Northchurch and District Association, said he doesn’t think the centre will close at any time soon.

He said: “The thing with a business like this is that income fluctuates. Some years they benefit more than others.”

He said the social centre has enough funds to sustain itself for quite a while yet.