THE hunt is on for a new name plus a few extra volunteers at the revitalised Slade Community Centre in Ilfracombe. Two years ago the facility was almost on its knees and looked certain to close, but the Town Council stepped in to save it along with Sure S

THE hunt is on for a new name plus a few extra volunteers at the revitalised Slade Community Centre in Ilfracombe.Two years ago the facility was almost on its knees and looked certain to close, but the Town Council stepped in to save it along with Sure Start and Transform.Councillors Rod Donovan and Robin Horne joined the committee and along with volunteers including Gary Smith from Transform and Diane Pedley of Sure Start, they embarked on a rescue programme.Grants from all three organisations ensured debts were cleared, the overdraft was paid off and a new bank account opened.Volunteers set to with a will, raising money, tidying and making repairs."The centre is now vibrant and well used, with bookings for almost every day of the week, with special welcome to the boxing and aikido clubs," said Robin Horne.County councillor Geoff Fowler plus district councillors Colin Wright and Bob Darrell have all made grants to the centre from their budgets.To help with the vastly increased demand for the centre new volunteers are being sought to join the committee.It has been decided to rename the centre:"We would like a name that reflects the fact the hall is there for everyone in the whole of Ilfracombe and surrounding districts," said Mr Horne.Name suggestions should be emailed to robin@capstoneholidays.co.uk by April 23 for a chance to win a prize of two tickets to a show of their choice at the Landmark Theatre.