Liverpool's Harold House shutdown

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 13, 2010

A Liverpool community meeting on Sunday will hear the background to the closure of Harold House.

The decision to close the centre, the heart of communal activities since 1951, was made in the light of rocketing running costs of £100,000.

Sam Beilin, chairman of the charity which owns Harold House, says it was a drain on communal funds.

"There will be excellent facilities on the new King David campus with effect from next year. We hope the groups that are leaving Harold House will make use of that campus in the future"

JLGB, a karate club and other youth activities will relocate to the Liverpool Jewish Tennis Club. Only the King David kindergarten, with its 60 children, will remain in Harold House premises until 2011.

Last updated: 2:01pm, May 13 2010