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Council squeezes community centre for £50k

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

A Peckham community centre threatened with closure by the council has been given two months to raise nearly fifty thousand pounds to stay open.

photo-spike31The Spike Surplus Scheme was handed a £440,000 bill by Southwark Council to buy the plot of land it stands on, or face the sale of the building to developers. The original deadline for the bill was September, but volunteers at the centre have negotiated a deal for an initial ten per cent deposit to be paid by the end of the year, followed by the full amount in 2009. Continued: “They are such lovely people”


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