A LONG-AWAITED village hall will soon bring the community together in Norton Lindsey.
The £500,000 project is finally underway after the former ‘condemned’ hall in Wolverton Road, built in 1966 by volunteers, closed in December 2017.
An application submitted some months before said the ‘deteriorating’ hall had no ‘real or sustainable future’.
And in January funding was provided by Warwick District Council and other sponsors, along with donations from villagers, to provide the new facility.
It will provide a home to the local Women’s Institute and Brownies groups, along with fund-raising group the Stilton Sniffers, with seating for up to 120 people, a stage and two meeting rooms.
Warwick District Council environment and business spokesman Alan Rhead said: “We have been working with the Norton Lindsey Village Hall committee for several months now to help the village re-establish a village hall after the previous hall was condemned.
“A village hall is at the heart of a thriving community, and we are therefore very pleased that our support for this project will reward the hard work and efforts of the people of Norton Lindsey to ensure that the village remains a sustainable community.”
The Norton Lindsey Village Hall and Playing Fields charity which runs the hall, is already taking bookings for its launch in September.
Visit www.nlvillagehall.btck.co.uk for more information.