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Lye community leader plans to give bureaucracy the brush-off
12:09pm Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
THE new chairman of Lye Community Association is hoping to give bureaucracy the brush-off to revitalise a community centre.
Abdul Qadus, who was elected to head the association on February 13, says the centre needs more trustees to encourage greater use of the building on Cross Walks Road.
Mr Qadus is also planning a makeover for the centre with the aim of making it a hub for the Lye community.
He said: "Previously there was a management committee, now we want to take it more to the public, we are looking for people to come forward to help.
"We have to use it or loose it - anybody who wants to should be able to use the community centre rather than going through bureaucracy. I want to cut red tape and open it up for everybody within Lye."
The centre is already used for patients' forums, language classes and by disability groups, it is also available as a function room for events like weddings.
Any member of the public is eligible to be a trustee although Mr Qadus is particularly keen to hear from people with business skills ahead of the association's AGM in March.
The labour force for the redecoration project will be provided by The Community Payback Scheme, which operates work placements for serving criminals, but Mr Qadus is appealing for donations to help reach his £600 target for materials.
Anyone who can help should contact Mr Qadus by calling 07719 953907.