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Farewell to Community Link Gunton

PUBLISHED: 10:58 29 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:50 06 July 2010

Gunton Community Link finally closed its doors on Tuesday after fourteen years at the Gunton Estate's Residents Meeting Hall in Hollingsworth Road. A pioneering community group working in Gunton and St Margaret's, it was founded by David Rouse and Irene Turrell, then both St Margaret's ward councillors.

Gunton Community Link finally closed its doors on Tuesday after fourteen years at the Gunton Estate's Residents Meeting Hall in Hollingsworth Road. A pioneering community group working in Gunton and St Margaret's, it was founded by David Rouse and Irene Turrell, then both St Margaret's ward councillors. In its time the Link supported a number of community projects including a nappy co-op and community food store. Recently the Link had also been supporting St Benedict's Parent and Toddler Group. For much of its existence, ward and county councillors also held surgeries there. Latterly, the group has been run by David Rouse and his wife, Sally. Talking about Tuesday's closure, David admitted it was a sad day, but as with other community groups, numbers of supporters had been declining for some time. A senior member of the Gunton Estate Tenants and Residents Association speaking later on Tuesday, wished both David and Sally well, it will be a group that will be sorely missed, he said.

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