As far back as the late 1970’s there were problems maintaining the hall roof and windows. In 1996 the Committee applied for national funding to rebuild the hall stating ” The present hall is of a wooden construction and was purchased second hand from the MOD Circa 1952 and is now somewhat worse for wear.
In spite of our efforts to maintain it the community felt the battle was lost.” Unfortunately there is no record of what happened to the funding application but funding was secured for some running repairs.
Special funding was available at the Millenium but the committee decided not to apply. Subsequent Committees have faced an uphill struggle to keep the hall usable.