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Miss Capron paid for the land and the building of the Garth Club as a community facility, in memory of her nephew, killed during World War I.
Originally aimed at young service men, its use was broadened, with her agreement, to host varied community events.
It was forced to close in about 2011, after an unsuitable roof repair carried out on behalf of the current Trustee the Royal British Legion. The building’s trustee has not so far repaired the building and wishes instead to return it to the community.
We think it is time to resolve this long-standing matter, in a way that both helps the community, honours Ms Capron’s legacy and meets the Charity Commission’s requirements.
Click below to have your say on its future.