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Fight continues to save Legion club for Donington people

Donington's closed Royal British Legion Social Club.
Donington's closed Royal British Legion Social Club.

Donington Parish Council is asking South Holland District Council to list the village’s closed Royal British Social Club as an asset of community value.

If the application succeeds, the parish council will have up to six months to find the funds and bid to buy the building in Malting Lane, which is on the market for £275,000, and has put in a notice of interest.

Clerk Diane Fairweather told parish councillors they would need a loan if they wished to buy the building.

She said: “The Royal British Legion, as charity, have to sell it for the best possible price they can sell it for.”

Donington and Quadring Royal British Legion Social Club closed after a final New Year’s Eve party because, it’s believed, mounting costs meant its upkeep was too expensive.

The parish council has been considering a range of options to preserve it for the benefit of the village because members believe villagers paid to have it built in the first place for use by local ex-service personnel.

* The fate of the Legion club has been the subject of a lot of debate.

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