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A Wisbech church hall has been given a facelift after being forced to close due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

St Peter's Church Hall, in Church Terrace, is now back in action and is set to re-open officially this weekend (20).

Keith Aplin, of the parochial church council, which is responsible for running the building, said: "During the Covid lockdowns, use of the hall dropped to a trickle as organisations either ceased meeting or continued meeting on-line.

St Peter's Church Hall that has been renovated during lock down..Keith Aplin. (53020127)
St Peter's Church Hall that has been renovated during lock down..Keith Aplin. (53020127)

"This gave us the opportunity to carry out much needed repairs, to upgrade the heating system and to completely re- decorate the main hall. The hall is now available to hirers for a wide range of uses which include meetings, social activities and charitable fund raising.

"We are celebrating the re-opening of the hall with a coffee morning and sale of goods on Saturday (20) from 9am until 1pm. We will have stalls selling cakes, preserves, plants, jigsaws, books, accessories, and bric-a-brac as well as two tombolas.

"We would like to invite potential hirers and members of the public to come along on Saturday to see the re-decorated hall and sample some of the goods we have for sale.

St Peter's Church Hall that has been renovated during lock down..Keith Aplin. (53020075)
St Peter's Church Hall that has been renovated during lock down..Keith Aplin. (53020075)

"The hall is regularly used for dancing, quizzes, receptions, meals and meetings. It is also suitable for sales of work, craft fairs and exhibitions. It can accommodate up to 120 people seated in rows and 90 seated at tables.

"The smaller meeting room, which will come back into use once work has finished in St Peter's Church, can accommodate meetings of up to around a dozen people.

"The hall has its own secure car park which adjoins the main town centre car park and is all on ground level with excellent disabled access and facilities.

St Peter's Church Hall that has been renovated during lock down..Keith Aplin. (53020128)
St Peter's Church Hall that has been renovated during lock down..Keith Aplin. (53020128)

"There is a fully equipped kitchen, which can be hired separately and cutlery, tableware, and wine glasses can be provided, so it is ideal for functions."

If you are interested in hiring the hall please contact Angie by email at damanning.manning9@gmail.com who will endeavour to reply ASAP.



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