Villagers celebrate opening of new Heydour Parish Hall

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A new village hall has been opened in the parish of Heydour.

The Heydour Parish Village Hall, in Aisby, which was awarded £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and also received financial support from Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council, was opened to the public last Friday.

Villagers and guests celebrate the opening of the new Heydour Parish Village Hall. Photo: 0166A

Villagers and guests celebrate the opening of the new Heydour Parish Village Hall. Photo: 0166A

The ribbon was cut by resident Eileen Harris who was a caretaker at the former village hall with her husband Ron for more than 10 years and treasurer for over 30 years. She said: “I think that the new building is wonderful and we are very lucky to have it. It is a great improvement.”

Norman Hatcliff, Chairman of Heydour Parish Hall Management Committee said: “This is a fantastic building and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it. This building will pull the community even closer together and will be a hub for everyone. “

A tree was planted at the front of the new hall by Heydour’s oldest resident Ron, 92, who said: “I hope that this tree grows and lives for hundreds of years.”

The new hall cost around £750,000 and provides purpose-built accommodation including a meeting room, bar area, kitchen and permanent stage.