Plea for hall to be saved

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Clubs and activity groups in Pinchbeck are on the brink of losing the building at the heart of their community.

St Mary’s Church Hall is a hub for young children through to senior citizens. They’re pleading for your vote to secure a pot of money to cover the cost of urgent refurbishment work.

They must modernise the property 
so it meets health and safety standards and visitors’ needs.

The work involves replacing the 
existing toilets and installing a disabled toilet, completely re-doing the ancient kitchen, ridding rotting windows and doors, and creating an emergency fire exit.

Peter Lake, assistant chairman of the church hall, said: “Apart from a new roof, I don’t think the hall has had anything done to it since 1952. It really is in need of some TLC.”

Funding is available to cover the cost, estimated at £25,000, but it all comes down to how many votes the project gets against other campaigns.

With under 100 votes and only a few days left Peter is calling for anyone and everyone to vote. He said other projects have already got hundreds of votes and urges for community spirit to save the day.

The hall hosts the senior’s tea dance, crafts, cubs and guides as well as festive events and bizaars.

To vote visit: www.engagemutual.com/foundation/projects/st-marys-church-hall-pinchbeck/