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Charity bingo nights cancelled

PUBLISHED: 08:32 24 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:07 03 July 2010

A SERIES of bingo nights to raise funds for a Broadland village have been cancelled after a resident wrongly called into question the legality of the meetings.

A SERIES of bingo nights to raise funds for a Broadland village have been cancelled after a resident wrongly called into question the legality of the meetings.

Over the last year about £800 has been raised for good causes in Catfield from the bingo nights in the village hall.

But the nights have been cancelled for the foreseeable future after a complaint was received claiming that allowing people to bring their own drinks and receive cash prizes breached North Norfolk District Council licensing rules.

Even though the council says the bingo nights are perfectly legitimate, the erroneous complaint has caused the organiser to stop running the nights because she feels upset that despite her good intentions someone has complained about them. Mandy Hubbard said she felt hurt over the accusations of unlicensed activities and was unsure if anyone else would take over running the nights.

Up to 30 people have attended the bingo nights, with money raised going towards the village school, WI and Kittens pre-school group.


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