Work on Mareham le Fen’s new £800,000 village hall and community centre has started with officials calling for resident to unite behind the facility.
More than 30 people, including children from the village primary school, attended the turf cutting ceremony on Tuesday.
The ceremony was performed by long-time resident John Ellwood who said Mareham had been waiting more than 30 years for a new hall.
The process has been marred by controversy - with some residents vehemently opposing the building.
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