The executive committee of the I Love Hucknall group say it was vital to keep the organisation’s flag flying following the shock resignation of chairman Chris Williams.
At a meeting in Hucknall’s Sweet Cafe, town resident Sandy Singleton stepped into the breach by becoming the acting chairman.
“I have offered myself as the sacrificial lamb because I do not want to see the group having to fold,” she said.
“Chris’s resignation has come as a shock to everybody. None of us saw it coming. But we need to keep up what Chris has set in motion and ensure that I Love Hucknall is still up and running.”
“So much has been done to get the group where it is. We shouldn’t let it go at all.”
In a statement published in Dispatch, Mr Williams said it was with great regret that he had stepped down.
He added that he had made this decision to accept a business opportunity that had huge potential and benefits. This would leave him with very limited time to devote to the group.
In accordance with Chris’s wishes, I Love Hucknall want as many retailers as possible to take part in their loyalty card scheme, which is aimed at boosting local trade.
The group are hoping for a big turnout at their next open meeting to be held at Broomhill Children’s Centre, Broomhill Road, Hucknall, next Wednesday (7th May) at 6 pm.
Hucknall’s proposed inner relief road and part-pedestrianisation of High Street will again be on the agenda.