Don't lose church hall

PUBLISHED: 15:21 01 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:48 04 May 2010

Protesters on Friday oppose the sale of the Soham Church Hall

Protesters on Friday oppose the sale of the Soham Church Hall

THE actions of these religious do-gooders regarding the sale of Soham Church Hall is disgusting. Not only do they want to sell it, after some of the readers grandparents helped to pay for it back in 1927 (probably thinking that it would be there for thei

THE actions of these religious do-gooders regarding the sale of Soham Church Hall is disgusting. Not only do they want to sell it, after some of the readers' grandparents helped to pay for it back in 1927 (probably thinking that it would be there for their grandchildren) but the parish church seems to be moving the goalposts.

Firstly, it was £350,000, now after a few interested enquiries they are asking for amounts of £500,000.

Is this our local community church we are talking about here or some hard-nosed businessman from the Dragon's Den?

The three people representing the church at last Thursday's meeting were adamant it should be sold to developers and could not even give a reason as to why they won't wait for local people to raise money through lottery funding.

Well, maybe the next time you are in church you might like to think twice when they come round rattling the plate and ignore their requests. I am not surprised attendance at all churches is dropping if this is the way they treat local parishioners.

The thought of putting a housing estate in the middle of the town is ridiculous. This area would be gone forever, we must think of the future.

Let's not make a mistake with Soham as Ely has with building on the car park at the bottom of Fore Hill and now only a few short years later is screaming out for parking places. When this place is gone it will be gone forever.

You would not expect a housing estate to be built on Ely Market Square and this is just as stupid.

Why can't the church work together with the locals and council and help each other?

I would ask traders and local people to make a fuss and object to this plan. Your grandparents built it for you and don't let it be taken away.

N MELLOR

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