Uniting to save village hall
RESIDENTS at Guyhirn have stepped forward to save their local hall in a bid to stop them losing any more vital amenities. The village has already lost its village shop, post office, church and filling station over the last few years. However when it looke
RESIDENTS at Guyhirn have stepped forward to save their local hall in a bid to stop them losing any more vital amenities.
The village has already lost its village shop, post office, church and filling station over the last few years.
However when it looked like the village hall was set to be lost as well, villagers stepped forward to give it a new lease of life.
A new board of trustees has been set up to safeguard the hall and they are now set to launch a range of projects which will promote and support the venue.
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Erbie Murat, the new chairman of the board, said: "The hall has been struggling for some years Guyhirn has gone through changes that have left it on the verge of losing its identity, despite the best efforts of a hardcore of local people who kept it going in the face of enormous adversity."
He added: "It's only been six weeks since 30 of us walked into the hall wondering what we could do to help, and so much has already been done.
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"We have already set up a village hall working party, a vibrant young people's working group and a pond working group."
A former school head teacher, Sue Pitcher, will head up the young people group and is now looking at providing groups and clubs suited for the youngsters in the village.