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Long Melford Village Hall eager to welcome back regular groups after investing in significant refurbishments




Long Melford Village Hall is keen to welcome back regular classes, groups and workshops post-lockdown, following a series of refurbishments.

Improvements to the venue’s interior, roof and car park were carried out after chairman Richard Delderfield secured grants from Babergh District Council, Long Melford Parish Council, National Lottery Awards For All and Suffolk Community Foundation.

The hall has also adapted to comply with coronavirus safety regulations, and has now relaunched Melford Movies, a regular film night that next takes place on Friday from 7pm, with a screening of Official Secrets.

Long Melford Village Hall, Hall Street, Long Melford.Long Melford Village Hall is ramping up activities after re-opening from the coronavirus lockdown, following major refurbishments. Committee members outside the village hall. Picture by Mark Westley. (42587749)
Long Melford Village Hall, Hall Street, Long Melford.Long Melford Village Hall is ramping up activities after re-opening from the coronavirus lockdown, following major refurbishments. Committee members outside the village hall. Picture by Mark Westley. (42587749)

Treasurer Lisa Tipper said: “A lot of money and hard work has gone into making the hall Covid-secure, and we are lucky to have such a large hall, which allows users to have plenty of space around them.

"In a time where people are worried about going out in crowded cinemas, it really means a lot to those who want to see a film on the big screen and get out of the house and feel safe in a very Covid-Secure venue."

The Melford Movies schedule over the coming months is as follows:

  • October 16 – Offical Secrets
  • November 13 – Blinded by the Light
  • December 11 – The Wife
  • January 8 – The Full Monty
  • February 12 – 1917
  • March 12 – Some Like It Hot
  • April 9 – A Private War
  • May 14 – Rocketman

For each date, the doors open at 7pm and the screening begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 per adult and £3 for under-16s, with no groups of more than six people allowed.

To learn more about bookings and regular groups, go to www.longmelfordvillagehall.co.uk.