Residents have helped save association

A NEIGHBOURHOOD association in danger of folding was saved when residents rallied to give their support.

Out-going Danesholme Neighbourhood Association chairman David Rafferty warned that the Corby group would fold unless people attended the annual meeting last night to give their backing. After the warning appeared in the Evening Telegraph on Monday, enough people attended to elect a new committee. Gloria Stevenson is the new chairman and Liz Rowlands new vice-chairman. Five residents were elected to be committee members but a secretary and treasurer have still to be found.

Mr Rafferty said: “I’m delighted the association will not be folding. The estate would have lost a voice and the ability to apply for grants and work for the community.”

The new chairman said: “I’m looking forward to serving the association and getting more residents on the estate involved.”

The group campaigned to save the estate’s library from closure and has also won grants for play equipment, as well as tackling community issues.

Residents are urged to attend the association’s next meeting at Danesholme Community Centre, Danesholme Square, at 7pm on Tuesday, May 22.