£62k extension opened at village hall

Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth opening the Prince George Suite at Wyberton Parish Hall. L-R Richard Austin, Pat Cooper, James Knowles, Alison Austin, Peter Bedford, Tony Worth, Bob Cory, Jenny Worth, John Chester, Lynne Fossitt.
Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth opening the Prince George Suite at Wyberton Parish Hall. L-R Richard Austin, Pat Cooper, James Knowles, Alison Austin, Peter Bedford, Tony Worth, Bob Cory, Jenny Worth, John Chester, Lynne Fossitt.

A new £62,000 extension has been officially opened at Wyberton Parish Hall.

The ribbon was cut at the Prince George Suite by dignitaries including The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth, Mayor of Boston Coun Alison Austin, council leader Peter Bedford and parish council chairman Richard Austin.

Mr Austin called the day an ‘important event in the life of the hall’, which has been in action for nearly 30 years – having been opened on January 1, 1985.

He said: “Wyberton Parish Hall has proved to be a great success and is used for both private and charitable social functions.”

There are regular events at the hall including bingo, playschool, short mat bowls, pilates, and various classes.

Mr Austin said the Bingo Club support the Air Ambulance and invited others at the meeting to do the same.

Wyberton Parish Hall was originally built and run and has been largely funded by the parish council from the parish council precept.

Mr Austin added: “The parish councillors over time have dreamed of this extension. Two years ago this dream began to take shape and the foundations were laid in March 2013. I am pleased to report that this project has been completed on time and on budget.”

Most of the cost has come from the parish council with a £12,000 grant from Waste Recycling Environmental Limited.

Coun Alison Austin said: “This marks an important milestone in the upgrading of the facilities of Wyberton Parish Hall and enables it to offer space for a wider range of community activities.”

She said it would be the first in a number of projects to keep the hall maintained.