It was great to attend this morning’s public meeting to save St Budeaux Community Centre alongside Councillor Darren Winter and Harold from the centre.

There was a really good turn out, and it was brilliant to see such support from the community for what is such a vital service for local residents. It would be a fantastic Christmas present for the centre to know it can stay open for 2019.

Positive words in the media from both South West Water and Pennon Group have given hope, but we now need to keep up the pressure on both businesses to resolve the issues arising from the disconnection notice and do the right thing.

I now urge South West Water and Pennon to make good on what they have been saying in the media, and put in writing their assurances that they will not force the centre to close.

Our petition has now reached more than 150 signatures, but now is not the time to let up. Please add your name here and help us save St Budeaux Community Centre.