Society is looking for new blood to survive

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AN EXTRAORDINARY meeting has been called by a society in a bid to save it from closure.

There are not enough committee members helping to run Daventry and District Civic Society and as a result the organisation could be forced to fold.

There are currently four members, but two of them are set to step down later this year.

Now the society, which aims to protect the heritage of the Daventry district, will hold an extraordinary general meeting later this month in an attempt to find new members.

Graham Morrott, president of the society, said: “There are a number of our members who are getting old and there are people moving away.

“The problem we have at the moment is that when these things happen, there is no-one coming in to replace them.

“We are really looking for new blood and people to come in with new ideas.

“If we do not manage to get any people to help us run the committee then it might well close down.”

He added that with plans currently being drawn up for the redevelopment of the town centre it is important the society survives.

He added: “We are asked about our view on planning applications and I think it is important that we are on hand to preserve the history of Daventry and the district.

“We used to have around 30 members who attended regularly about three years ago but now we only have 20 members.

“We have had a lot of success in the past, such as getting a pub for Middlemore and other schemes, and we hope we will have further success in the future.”

The extraordinary general meeting will take place at The Abbey in Market Square, Daventry, on Tuesday, January 18, at 7.30pm.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the society is invited to attend to register their interest.

People who cannot make the meeting can contact meeting chairman, Henry Howard, on 01327 340925.