Community centres face closure

TWO Bassetlaw community centres will close and be turned into homes.

Members of Bassetlaw Council’s cabinet voted last night to convert the facilities in Laburnum Road, Langold and Beverley Road, Harworth.

It comes after a detailed review of all community centres in the district, which found that some were bringing in income of just £430 a year.

Laburnum was the least used of all the buildings, only being used six hours per week.

It will be converted into a two bed flat.

“Where there is low usage we will bring these buildings into use as homes, providing more accommodation for residents in the district,” said council leader Coun Simon Greaves.

“It is a very sensible and positive solution indeed.”

• For more on this story see this week’s Worksop Guardian - out Friday 5th October.