Deighton Hall to open by June

NAWN 1304092AM1 Kirk Deighton Village Hall.  Esmee Ribbons(5) and her sister Poppy(8) with Nigel Ribbons (trustee and project manager) and Denis Broadley (chairman of the trustees) on site of the new village hall. Picture : Adrian Murray.  (1304092AM1)
NAWN 1304092AM1 Kirk Deighton Village Hall. Esmee Ribbons(5) and her sister Poppy(8) with Nigel Ribbons (trustee and project manager) and Denis Broadley (chairman of the trustees) on site of the new village hall. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1304092AM1)

Villagers of Kirk Deighton are being invited to view the plans of a £300,000 village hall ahead of its opening in June.

Residents will be able to view the proposals and take a virtual tour at the Village Institute opposite The Bay Horse on Saturday April 13 for the new single-story hall on Wetherby Road.

Building work - which began late in 2012 - is currently underway with a completion date and opening expected by the end of June.

A number of trustees will be at the Village Institute to answer any questions and to discuss the possibility of volunteers assisting in the running of the new facility.

At the start of building work last year, project manager and Kirk Deighton resident Nigel Ribbons said:

“The previous village hall was very well used and we have had a lot of interest from residents.

“We have had various public meetings about the hall and about what people want from it.”

Facilities include a village hall for up to 120 people as well as a kitchen, toilets and a separate smaller meeting room. The centre will also be a venue for special occasions such as anniversaries, children’s parties and social events. The new building project has been coordinated by Nigel Ribbons and chairman of the trustees Dennis Broadley.