Hornsea Floral Hall campaigners submit business plan

Floral Hall Campaigners hope to restore the building in order to celebrate its centenary in 2013

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Campaigners trying to save a community hall in East Yorkshire have submitted a business plan in a bid to preserve it.

Residents were given a six-month reprieve in March to come up with a plan for the community to run Hornsea's Floral Hall.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council had proposed demolishing the 99-year-old venue.

Officials at the council will examine the plans before making a final decision on its future.

The Conservative-led council had planned to replace the building with a car park, claiming it was in a "dilapidated state" and was running at a loss.

After a strong local campaign, the council's executive agreed to allow the community to develop a plan to run the building themselves.

Independent councillor, Barbara Jefferson, said: "This will be for the community and run by the community and we have worked exceptionally hard to develop a robust business plan."

The charitable company, formed to run the hall, said its first job would be to restore the building in order to celebrate its centenary in 2013.

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