Haslemere has seen “little or no” take up of the Warm Hubs initiative at Haslemere Museum, The Link, Town Hall and Pathways community centre, the town clerk has said.

The £400 provided to each venue by Surrey County Council will now be used for “other initiatives”, added the clerk, Lisa O’Sullivan in her report to last night's Haslemere Town Council meeting.

But the Warm Hubs, open to anyone struggling to heat their home, have been more successful at Haslewey and Haslemere Methodist Church, the clerk reported.

The ‘Haslemere Warm Hubs’ scheme was launched in November to provide people who are struggling to heat their homes a place to come and get warm and to receive a hot drink/biscuit.

According to the town council's website, they are held at:

* Haslemere Educational Museum on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm,

* Haslemere Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from midday to 3pm,

* Haslewey on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 11.30am,

* The Link, St Bartholomew’s Church on Thursdays from 10am to midday,

* Haslemere Methodist Church from Tuesday to Saturday weekly, from 10am to midday, and

* Pathways Community Centre, Fieldway, on Thursday from midday to 2pm.

Hindhead Royal British Legion also set up a community warm hub in its club on Beacon Hill Road in December.

The scheme is scheduled to run until February 17.