A public meeting is being held on Thursday as villagers fight to save a community hub in Holmfirth.
The Civic Hall, part of which dates back to 1842, was one of 56 Kirklees Council buildings and plots earmarked for sale or transfer over the next two years.
Both Holme Valley Parish Council and Holmfirth Civic Hall Ltd – a not-for-profit company set up by villagers – are working on plans to save it.
And the parish council will be holding the public meeting to consult on its Community Asset Transfer application to Kirklees Council, which could see it take over ownership of the hall.
The parish council said: “It is hoped that past/present/prospective users of the Civic Hall, individual residents, businesses and key figureheads in the Valley, plus any other key stakeholders and interested parties, will come along to the public meeting to express their own views and opinions on how the Civic Hall should be managed, by the community, for the community, in the future.
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“Holmfirth Civic Hall was facing an uncertain future, but with your help it can be saved. We have already received lots of ideas on how it should be run in the future, to ensure it becomes a thriving, sustainable and affordable community facility.”
The council says the outcome of the consultation exercise will be considered before the submission of a business case on the future management of the Civic Hall.
The business case, including business and marketing plans, has to be submitted by February 14, to support the expression of interest and CAT application form already submitted to Kirklees Council.
Any decision on the transfer is not expected to be taken by Kirklees Council until March.
The meeting, at the hall, starts at 7pm.
HCH Ltd has staged a postal survey, asking villagers what they would like to see at the hall.
The company, which has residents Michael Bell and Chris Little among its directors, has been looking at how volunteers could help keep the venue open. For more about HCH Ltd visit: www.holmfirthcivic.co.uk .