Confidence is high over village plans to purchase Lakenheath Legion

Sale stalled of Lakenheath British Legion Club

Sale stalled of Lakenheath British Legion Club - Credit: Archant

Lakenheath Village Hall is confident over plans to buy the Royal British Legion site.

Since gaining a “a valuable village asset” moratorium in November, giving villagers until April to raise £120,000 to purchase the site, fundraisers have been busy seeking loans and grants.

Brendan Fulham, chairman of Lakenheath Village Hall, said individual local donations included gifts of £1,000 and £2,000.

Tomorrow will see the unveiling of a giant barometer at the front of the Village Hall, which will show villagers how close they are to the grand total.

Mr Fulham said: I’m still exited and confident of achieving the purchase by next April.”

He added: “It won’t be for the lack of trying.”

Bids for up to £100,000 in lottery funding are in place and Mr Fulham said he was hopeful these would come through, alongside potential grants from Suffolk County Council.

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Mr Fulham said he thought the scheme would be the perfect way to commemorate the First World War.

Especially, as the legion was originally built after the war as a social club for veterans.