Cash crisis centre needs volunteers
A CALL has been made for volunteers to help maintain services at Swansea Valley community centres, after a managerial trust went into administration.
Receivers have been called in following debts run up by Cwmni Clydach Development Trust, which has been responsible for running Forge Fach Community Resource Centre, as well as Graigfelen Hall.
The losses are said to run in to the tens of thousands of pounds. While the finances are assessed, Swansea Council has stepped in to run Forge Fach and Craigfelen Hall in the short term.
As eight members of Forge Fach staff wait to find out their long-term future, Swansea Council said it is looking for volunteers to help support the running of the buildings to ensure they have a long-term future.
Clydach councillor Paulette Smith said: "It is with great sadness that this has happened.
"My main concern is for the employees and the loss of jobs.
"The investigation has to be completely transparent.
"We won't know exactly what has happened until the audit has been completed.
"There are various classes still open, and Graigfelen is still running for residents.
"But we have to make sure the support is still there for the community."
Forge Fach houses a privately-run nursery, day centre for older people and an office for a community transport group. It also hosts a number of sports and adult education classes.
We have been asked to clarify that the trust does not run The Mond Club as stated in Friday's Post.