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Rufford group needs new members

ONE of Bulwell’s most proactive community groups is in danger of having to disband.

Rufford Tenants and Residents Association urgently needs a new chairman and secretary.

At the association’s annual meeting last week, enough people were forthcoming to form a committee and Ros Youssouf was elected treasurer.

But it is vital that the two other officer positions are filled as well, otherwise the group cannot carry on.

Coun Jackie Morris, a Labour member for Bulwell ward on Nottingham City Council, said it would be extremely sad if the association had to close.

She pointed out that the group had successfully fought for improvements not only in its own ‘patch’ but also in Bulwell town centre.

This had included the battle to keep open the public toilets next to Bulwell bus station.

The association’s constitution means that apart from co-opted members, anyone elected to the committee must live in the area it covers.

This includes Murby Crescent, Abercarn Close, Musters Walk, Aldgate Close and Hoewood Road all the way to Dunholme Close.

There are about 480 houses within this area.

Chris Easteal, of Nottingham City Homes, will conduct a special meeting at the association’s headquarters, the Duchess Gardens common room, on Wednesday 15th January to see if a way forward can be found.

If you want to get involved in community decision-making and are willing to step into the breach as chairman or secretary, contact Ros on 0775 8888325 as soon as possible.

 

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