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Hall needs funds for new roof

PUBLISHED: 15:20 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:37 03 July 2010

Liz Coates

AVILLAGE hall which is home to an array of clubs

and functions is looking for a pot of gold to guarantee it a glittering future.

Ormesby Village Centre in Station Road began life as a sober alternative to the pub - a humble hut for young men to play board games or read instead of leaning across the bar for a foaming pint.

AVILLAGE hall which is home to an array of clubs

and functions is looking for a pot of gold to guarantee it a glittering future.

Ormesby Village Centre in Station Road began life as a sober alternative to the pub - a humble hut for young men to play board games or read instead of leaning across the bar for a foaming pint.

The popular hall, which used to be known as The Institute, has already had a £110,000 extension to add toilets, a kitchen and meeting room, but its main space needs doing up top and bottom, with a new roof and floor on the shopping list.

Ormesby with Scratby Parish Council vice-chairman Andrew Eagle said: “It's a major job but it has got to be done.”

He said around £16,000 was needed for the roof alone, with internal decoration also a priority.

Chairman Geoff Freeman said villagers had always been “extremely generous” when it came to fundraising and that there were plenty of funding pots out there.

He added: “The one thing going for our village is that it has community spirit. All the village buildings are packed every day with clubs ranging from computers to lace, and we feel we have to provide good facilities.”

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