Doubts over plan for Legion

Plans to transform Lakenheath’s former Royal British Legion Club into a new Village Centre of Excellence may have hit a stumbling block.

At the end of the week it was announced that cash from the sale of Lakenheath Village Home is to be handed over to the People’s Project to help purchase the High Street building,

However, Brendan Fulham, spokesman for the People’s Project, has claimed that despite funds now being available to buy the site, which has a price tag of £120,000, a deal could still be foiled.

“I am over the moon that the Christian Enterprise Foundation have given us the money but there is a bit of a problem,” said Mr Fulham.

“I thought that once we raised the money we would be able to get the building.

“However, I have been told by the vendor that is not the case as we have been told that the Royal British Legion do not have to sell it to us.”

In light of receiving news that the financial backing is now there to place a bid, Mr Fulham has taken steps to ensure that the People’s Project has the best chance possible of buying the building ahead of other interested parties.

“I have written to the director general of the Royal British Legion to search his heart for the people of Lakenheath, and to make sure we are the last bid,” said Mr Fulham.

“We really want the village to have a centre that the young and old can both use, but we want to give the Royal British Legion the best price possible.”

Although other parties, including a restaurant have inquired about the site, Mr Fulham is continuing to remain upbeat about the situation.

“It has been a roller coaster ride but I have remained buoyant all the way through it and I still have it in my mind that we will secure it,” he added.