Group bids to save building

MEMBERS of a group set up to save a community facility say they are hopeful for the future after receiving growing support.

Wells Hall Old School in Great Cornard has been under threat of closure since Suffolk County Council took the decision to withdraw funding earlier this year.

If suitable organisations are not found to manage the building, which is used by playgroups, Brownies and for charitable events, it may be sold off.

However, a newly-created steering group, which is attempting to save the facility for the use of the community, say it is feeling positive about its efforts and is calling for further support.

Group member Chris Proffitt said: “We have had a lot of publicity and have been delighted at the enthusiasm of people in trying to save the school from possible redevelopment.

“However, we still need more commitment from local groups, or anyone thinking of starting their own business.

“Many people would benefit from the unique facilities which the property offers and the professional support which the committee can provide.”

An open evening to discuss the building’s future will be held at the Old School on Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm.