Committee launches hall appeal

THREE Holes Village Hall committee is appealing for help from individuals and businesses to repay a £15,000 loan needed to bring the damaged hall up to the standard required by insurers.

The hall was forced to close in April following a theft and arson attack and the final claim to insurers is around £180,000.

However, the committee has said the huge cost of the incident is not entirely covered by the claim and the committee has had to borrow the £15,000 needed to pay for stipulated new features.

These include sophisticated CCTV cameras and alarms, reinforced doors and windows and higher specification fixtures, fittings and equipment.

As a result of the hall being closed because of the attack, the committee has lost out on hire and other revenue estimated to be worth around £9.000.

The revamped hall is being re-opened on November 26 at 2pm by MP Elizabeth Truss.

Committee secretary, Rita Cuss, who celebrates her 80th birthday at the re-opening, said: “The Hall is run as a charity and has always needed to fundraise to meet its running costs.

“To repay this loan we will have to stage even more fundraising events and activities and will be appealing to individuals and businesses locally for help.”

Anyone able to offer support or needing more information about the re-opening can contact Rita on 01945-772236.