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Fate of Forge Fach Community Resource Centre to be up in the air until New Year

By ThomasTheNews  |  Posted: October 09, 2013

Clydach's Forge Fach Community Facility

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IT WILL be at least the New Year before the future of a crisis-hit community facility in the Swansea Valley is sorted out it has been claimed.

The Forge Fach Community Resource Centre in Clydach was thrown into chaos last month when Cwmni Clydach Development Trust, which has been responsible for running, went into administration.

Its losses are said to run in to the tens of thousands of pounds.

Eight members of staff are believed to have lost their jobs.

Members of Clydach community council have been told that Swansea Council has stepped in to run the centre in the short term and that it will take a couple of months for the liquidator to compile its report.

Until then it is hoped that volunteers will be able to keep the centre open.

Peter Morgan, chairman of the community council, said: “Swansea council is going to be using it as a community centre and trying to put in some facilities and use it for the benefit of the community.

“It’s a tragedy for the people who are employed that they have lost their jobs.

“The idea is to keep it open as there are people still using it. They have commitments that can’t be changed at the moment.

“This could go on for months and months. It’s a fluid situation until at least the New Year. The plan is to keep it open to provide a service to the current users and then we go from there.

“It’s going to be run on a purely voluntary basis.”

Clydach community council clerk, Stewart McCulloch, added: “The liquidator was only put in a week ago and it will take time to assess what is owed. Swansea council won’t be in a position to do anything until the liquidator has made its report.”

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