Thursday, 22 April 2010

Council to charge £200 for Help the Heroes event in War Memorial hall

Councillor Carrie Harper said:
"I was shocked to learn that Wrecsam Council are to charge the organisers of a Help The Heroes event at the Memorial Hall in Wrecsam over £200 to host the event planned for June 12th.
"Caia Park Residents Panel have been trying to organise the charity event to raise money for injured servicemen and women. Due to the large cost involved in hiring the Memorial Hall several residents have now got together to do a car boot sale this Sunday to try to raise money towards the cost so that the event can go ahead.

"I commend the residents for coming together to raise funds for the cost of the Hall but am disgusted that they are in the position where they have to. It is also even more of an insult considering the venue is actually the War Memorial Hall, you would think there would be no question of charging a charity at all, let alone these over-the-top rates. These men and women have put their lives on the line and this is how we repay them? I think it's shameful.

"I've written to both the Chief Executive and the Council Leader expressing concern about the situation, I very much hope Wrecsam Council have a re-think."

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