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MP pays visit to Fenland village to see progress on £198,000 hall project




Work on a major upgrade to a Fenland village hall has continued despite lockdown and is almost complete.

The extension to Gorefield Community Hall and Pavilion has seen improvements that will allow for an extra room as well as a separate bar and lounge area.

The upgrade is largely due to £198,000 of funding to Gorefield Parish Council from the Government's Communities Capital Fund, provided via Cambridgeshire County Council.

Michael Humphrey and Steve Barclay at Gorefield pavilion that was awarded £198,000. (44415401)
Michael Humphrey and Steve Barclay at Gorefield pavilion that was awarded £198,000. (44415401)

On Friday local MP Steve Barclay took time to see the progress for himself and he was quick to praise the Gorefield community for supporting the project.

He said: "the real credit should go to the community who have supported this venue since it opened in 2013, quickly proving through continued use the value and need for such a building and necessitating this extension.

"Gorefield Playing Field Association which manages the hall, pavilion and playing fields has done an incredible job.

Michael Humphrey and Steve Barclay at Gorefield pavilion that was awarded £198,000. (44415399)
Michael Humphrey and Steve Barclay at Gorefield pavilion that was awarded £198,000. (44415399)

"I’ve no doubt that the people of Gorefield and the surrounding villages will be delighted with the improvements and the venue will be busy again as soon as it’s safe to do so. This type of investment which fosters and facilitates community spirit and benefits residents is a great example of national, county, and local government working together.

"A special thank you to Councillor Michael Humphreys who has done so much to make both the original building and this extension happen, as well as all his work on regular events."

Michael Humphrey and Steve Barclay at Gorefield pavilion that was awarded £198,000. (44415398)
Michael Humphrey and Steve Barclay at Gorefield pavilion that was awarded £198,000. (44415398)


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