Rufford Tennants and Residents Association in last-ditch survival bid

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A Bulwell group stages last-ditch bid to avoid having to disband.

The once-thriving Rufford Tenants and Residents Association is holding a crucial meeting next Wednesday evening (30th July).

The group’s future depends on whether volunteers come forward to take the positions of chairman and secretary.

The association’s last two meetings have been chaired by Coun Jackie Morris, a Bulwell ward member of Nottingham City Council, and an officer of Nottingham City Homes, while treasurer Ros Yousouf has had to take the minutes.

“It is a great pity that we have found ourselves in this position because the association has achieved much in fighting for improvements in the local community,” said Ros.

“We can play an important role in monitoring the groundbreaking scheme to create Bulwell Energy Park off Blenheim Lane.

“We would also be kept informed of plans to upgrade the disused field off Hoewood Road as a walking area with landscaping to encourage wildlife.”

Police officers regularly attend meetings of the association to give crime updates. The group’s area is close to Commercial Road, where a man was assaulted last Friday night and left fighting for his life.

Without a chairman or secretary, the group’s only alternative is to operate on an informal basis but it would not then be eligible for funding.

The do-or-die meeting will be held in the community room on Duchess Gardens, starting at 7pm.