Council has committed to fund management assistance to allow the Tahunanui Community Centre (TCC) to remain open for public use for the next three months.
The funding has been made available by savings in other areas and is a temporary measure. Council’s move follows a decision by the TCC Inc Society to cease trading and close the doors due to financial difficulties.
Community Services Committee Chair, Gaile Noonan says the Council wanted to help the TCC Board in a practical way to maintain access for the public while the Board worked through the potential liquidation process.
“We’re very appreciative of the volunteers on the Board and those assisting them, and we want to be supportive of the Tahuna Community. We have taken this step in consultation with the TCC Board and we’re working with them on other issues such as the lease for the pre-school.”
Council’s temporary funding will mean that the TCC can operate in the same way as Council’s other community halls, and users can make bookings by calling 027 586 0107 or emailing email@example.com