TRUSTEES have moved to soothe fears over the future of the popular Mosses Community Centre in Bury.

There is an ongoing dispute over the management of the centre in Cecil Street which has led to the suspension of the manager and bookkeeper.

It is understood the ‘Mosses Centre’ Facebook page is being run by a member of staff who is currently suspended.

Two extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) have been called in the last month.

However, five of the seven trustees have declared the EGMs as “illegal” and have formed a new Facebook page called ‘The Mosses Centre’.

Last week, the locks were changed at the centre.

Earlier this week, the five trustees organised a tea and toast event to explain their hopes and plans for the centre.

Visitors were able to enjoy a cup of tea and some company, as well as browse through a range of old photographs and archives about the rich history of the Mosses Centre.

Trustee Brent Pinder said: “Our members have heard a lot of rumours.

“We have to maintain confidentiality while there are suspensions in place.

“On Tuesday we held a tea and toast morning and invited members and user groups to let them know we are acting in the best interests of the centre to protect it for future generations.

“We would not do anything unless it was absolutely necessary for the safety and security of the centre.

“We shared a number of archive photographs and memories of the centre with visitors. We want to bring this community spirit back.”