A MUCH valued community asset which was saved from closure last year, is going from strength to strength.

The Cross Hills Village Centre in Main Street  is very much open in the village, and last week held a coffee morning, raising £450 for BBC Comic Relief.

Sheila Coldwell, chair of the centre committee, said: “The coffee morning was brilliant and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to support us in raising £450 for this very worthwhile cause.

"I would also like to thank the committee members for their support in making this happen and Drake and Macefield, the village butcher for donating to the raffle prizes."

North Yorkshire Councillor Philip Barrett, who represents Glusburn and Cross Hills and who is one of the centre trustees, said, “ This is a valuable community facility and is well supported at the weekly coffee morning on Saturdays.

"This fundraising event was a great success and further demonstrates the importance of the village centre and that the decision last year by the membership to keep it open was the right one.”