ASBESTOS has been found in one of Brighouse's most-used buildings.
But the association which runs Waring Green Community Centre says the material is only in the boiler room and poses no risk to the hundreds of people who use the centre every week.
The asbestos is in insulation material around the boiler and pipes in the cellar of the Victorian building at Garden Road.
It is expected to cost £46,000 to remove and put right - but at the moment it is not known who will pay for the work.
Calderdale Council chiefs and representatives from Waring Green Community Association which runs the centre and pays rent to the council are in talks.
Association chairman Bob Marsden said: "We are still talking, but the council says that even if it comes down to us having to pay, they will do what they can to find funding to help us. We don't have £46,000."
He said it would be good to do the work this summer.
"The building is used less then and we know we will have to leave it for a month while the work is being carried out."
The boiler house has its own entrance and Mr Marsden said the asbestos was safe as long as it was left untouched.
The centre is used by dozens of different groups ranging from an Evangelical Church and theatre groups through to badminton, judo, dancing and a children's playgroup.
The building - which is fully accessible for the disabled - has a large hall for stage productions, a couple of large rooms, several other meeting rooms and a kitchen.
Mr Marsden said: "The buil- ding is perfectly safe now and we can carry on using it as normal until the work is carried out."