This was disputed by Cleo, who runs the business and said that it has made £50,000 of profit since 2012.
Parish councillors did not wish to commit to anything and Coun Hillan said she would raise the concerns at the trust’s meeting later this month and report back to the council in February.
At its last meeting, the development trust agreed to close the business, ‘because it wasn’t viable’, according to what Coun Sylvia Hillan, the parish council’s representative on the trust, was told.
The imminent closure of the laundry in Seahouses has sparked a series of concerns as well as an effort to keep the service going.
At Monday night’s well-attended meeting of North Sunderland Parish Council, members heard that The Washing Line, which was set up under one of Seahouses Development Trust’s trading arms, is to close on January 31.
He added that ‘it was no secret’ the letting firm is looking at buying the resource centre anyway and with the intention of continuing to run an expanded laundry service.