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New hall for Lindsey opened

PUBLISHED: 11:15 18 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

CELEBRATIONS have been held following the opening of a newly refurbished village hall, which was funded by £120,000 of National Lottery cash.

The building in Lindsey, near Hadleigh, was closed for months while the vital work was carried out.

CELEBRATIONS have been held following the opening of a newly refurbished village hall, which was funded by £120,000 of National Lottery cash.

The building in Lindsey, near Hadleigh, was closed for months while the vital work was carried out.

Along with a full renovation of the main building which involved taking off the roof and resurfacing the car park, the cash from the Lottery's community fund also funded an extension for a new kitchen, toilets and disabled access.

Around 50 people attended the official opening and Clive Arthey, chairman of the village hall committee, said: "This work is hugely important to the village.

"We are hoping to get an amateur dramatic club in to put on a play and have several clubs make bookings too.

"We would have struggled to raise the funds for the work and think it is a real achievement to secure a 100 per cent grant.''


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