A MAJOR bid to improve vital community facility in Mistley has been given a £30,000 boost.

Mistley Parish Council, the village hall management committee and Mistley Kids Club have joined forces to expand the village hall in Shrublands Road.

The Colchester Catalyst Charity has now awarded Mistley Kids Club £30,000 towards the improvements.

Development will include creating a front lobby for the hall, increasing storage, building a shower room and toilet for the kids club, and build public toilets for the community.