Readers will be aware the Cubby has to vacate the site on which their building stands as the County Council wish to sell the land for commercial use.
The committee headed by Councillor Bill Blenkinsopp have until October to find new premises and as long standing tenant and a charity they expected to receive help from the Council.
A recent meeting with officers left them completely devastated as alternative premises or land was not offered or seemed to be available. They even asked the Committee what they had done about finding other accommodation, which astounded them as they have no access or idea to what is available in the town centre.
The officers did suggest the Cubby take premises from the Town Centre owners which was completely out of the question as they could not possibly afford the rent and service levy being charged.
Any fair-minded person would hope the County Council, who supposedly will benefit enormously from its sale, would be more compassionate in keeping the Cubby (and Honest John) in business, as they provide such good service to the community.
The Cubby has been open for many years and would be missed as a drop-in for so many people who visit the town centre. The future looks very uncertain.

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