Yarburgh hall gets grand opening after makeover

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THE grand opening of Yarburgh Village Hall following a major restoration takes place on Friday September 23.

The hall, originally built in 1860 as the village school, had served the community well over the years,

In 2000 a community grant from East Lindsey District Council together with a grant from Wren furnished the hall with a new wooden floor and new suspended ceiling.

Last year the committee raised enough money to redecorate the hall but the Victorian stone windows were in a state of disrepair and were letting in water. A bid was put in for an ELDC community grant which was successful.

Matched funding was needed for this grant and the committee applied to Awards for All for funding for the stone work plus additional funds to renew the non slip flooring in the kitchen, toilets and cloakroom.

The stone work was carried out to a high standard by stonemason Keith Upton earlier this year. Once the windows were weatherproof again electrical work and redecoration took place. A new cooker was bought thanks to suport from Coun Edward Mossop.

Together with new flooring and blinds the hall is now a pleasant venue for functions and is available for hire. Call 01507 363928 or 01507 363801.