A BID for cash to transform a village hall in Mistley has been launched.

Mistley Parish Council, the village hall management committee and Mistley Kids Club are teaming up to improve the community facility in Shrublands Road.

The parish council will apply for cash from the Mistley Maltings Trust and they hope the additional cost will be met by the kids club.

Iris Peacock, chairman on the village hall committee, said: “It would be of benefit to the whole community not just one or two groups.

“My view is the hall is for the community not just for a few.”