Gorefield Community Hall and Pavilion
It was great to see how well the extension to Gorefield Community Hall and Pavilion has progressed since work began last autumn. While we’ve all been staying at home due to lockdown, the improvements for an extra room and separate bar/lounge area have continued apace. The upgrade is largely due to £198,000 funding to Gorefield Parish Council from the Government’s Communities Capital Fund, via Cambridgeshire County Council, - but the real credit should go to the community who have supported this venue since it opened in 2013, quickly proving through continued use the value and need for such a building and necessitating this extension. Gorefield Playing Field Association which manages the hall, pavilion and playing fields has done an incredible job. I know community events and get togethers, including the weddings, christening and parties that this extension will be able to accommodate, seems like a dream currently – but I’ve no doubt that the people of Gorefield and the surrounding villages will be delighted with the improvements and the venue will be busy again as soon as it’s safe to do so. This type of investment which fosters and facilitates community spirit and benefits residents is a great example of national, county, and local government working together.