Village hall's £70,000 facelift unveiled

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 November 2014

Woodbury Village Hall chairman Gordon Cameron and Peggy DuBuisson officially opened the refurbished and extended part of the hall on Saturday evening. Ref exv 1742-48-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

Woodbury Village Hall chairman Gordon Cameron and Peggy DuBuisson officially opened the refurbished and extended part of the hall on Saturday evening. Ref exv 1742-48-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

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The people of Woodbury have some great new facilities to enjoy, thanks to a £70,000 revamp of the village hall.

The new-look hall includes a new and redesigned kitchen, enlarged and modernised toilets and increased storage areas.

More than 70 people attended the official opening of the hall by Peggy Du Buisson, widow of the late Valentine Du Buisson, who was hall chairman for many years and in whose honour one of the refurbished rooms has been renamed, The Du Buisson Room.

Fundraising towards the £70,000 target began two years ago. Many local groups and individuals enthusiastically joined in the task and raised more than £12,000, which attracted interest from local and national organisations who between them made grants totalling approximately £60,000.

A village hall spokesman said: “Grateful thanks go to the following for their very generous support: Devon County Council, Devon Community Council, East Devon District Council, Coastal Recycling, Awards for All, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Norman Family Trust. Also to the Village Shop, Gordon Cameron, Pat Browne, Tim Frampton, Robin Lennox, Chris Quantick, Mike Bull, Ken Perry, Chris Lear, Liz Haynes and all the groups that use the hall for their hard work and fundraising efforts.”

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