Second attempt for village hall AGM

A model of Holy Island's new village hall

A model of Holy Island's new village hall

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Holy Island Village Hall trustees have set a new date for their AGM after the first was abandoned when no-one turned up. It is on Friday, May 9 at 6pm at the Oasis Cafe.

It has been a big year for the village hall which received a Big Lottery Fund grant of £500,000 last autumn.

Community groups have had nowhere suitable to meet since the original village hall was closed for safety reasons in 2005 and then demolished in 2007.

Prior to its closure, the old hall was used by the Mothers Union, knitting circle, keep fit clubs, for billiards, bowls, boxing, dances, art and photography.

Most of these are expected to re-start when the new centre is built, along with new activities like a book exchange, health clinics, youth club, choral society, amateur dramatics, older people’s club, badminton, indoor football, darts and dominos.

Local organisations including the parish council, Fishermen’s Society, Holy Island Development Forum and Development Trust, primary school, church and Women’s Institute will also use the hall.

In addition, the island attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims each year and the hall will provide a base for these groups which contribute to the local economy.

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