The opening of the village hall was a grand affair and one where we could all reflect on all the hard work that has gone into bringing about this momentous occasion and see first-hand the fruits of our labours.
Around 200 villagers were assembled to hear Patti Derry's heartfelt speech and once again she thanked everyone for all the fund raising and planning that has gone into this wonderful community facility. Particular thanks went to Richard Bines for project managing the build.
Party poppers were pulled by all before we made our way through the front entrance and enjoyed a magnificent afternoon tea provided by committee members and villagers.
A specially made cake with the Monks Eleigh village hall logo was cut by Patti and Richard as part of the celebration.