Villagers raise more than £100k for community hall

PUBLISHED: 09:09 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:10 20 August 2018

A new artist's impression of the plans. Picture: Congresbury New Village Hall DevelopmentTrust

A new artist's impression of the plans. Picture: Congresbury New Village Hall DevelopmentTrust

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Plans to create a village hall in Congresbury are edging closer to materialising, with more than £100,000 pledged to the project so far.

Congresbury New Village Hall Development Trust has designs to develop a mixed-use facility at the King George V Playing Field, in Stonewell Drive, which would be used by the village’s sports teams and become a hub for community groups.

A £250,000 fundraising target has been set, and since the end of June more than 100 villagers have committed cash through community share and buy-a-brick schemes to the tune of £111,275.

The deadline to pledge has been extended until the end of September, and the trust has called for support.

A trust spokesman said: “Some 127 pledges have been received so there are more than 2,000 other people in the village who could pledge.”

To pledge to the project, visit www.congresburyvillagehall.co.uk/pledge-request-form/

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