Committee of arson-hit Fenland village hall appeal for financial help

THE committee of a Fenland village hall which was left devastated by an arson attack is desperately appealing for financial help.

Members of the group at Three Holes, near Wisbech, have had to install high-specification security features which insurers wanted after the hall was torched by arsonists earlier this year.

CCTV and reinforced doors were also added to the building but the committee had to borrow thousands of pounds because the money was not met by insurers.

Rita Cuss, committee secretary, said: “There were a lot of disappointed people because we had to cancel everything - wedding receptions, family parties, all of it.”

Fundraisers will now have to make up the difference and repay the �15,000 loan having already lost around �9,000 in hiring revenue during the months the hall was out of action.

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A final claim for �180,000 has been submitted to insurers and the hall is due to be officially reopened by SW Norfolk MP Liz Truss at 2pm next Saturday.

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