Somerset

Flood-hit village hall in Moorland re-opens

People inside Moorland village hall
Image caption People gathered inside the newly refurbished village hall for the official opening

A village hall on the Somerset Levels reopens after being repaired following last winter's flooding.

Villagers in Moorland have been using a temporary portable structure since the community building was severely damaged by flood water.

It has taken nine months to clean, dry and rebuild part of it. A new flood resistant door has been installed.

Moorland, near Bridgwater, was one of several villages in the area which were evacuated during flooding last winter.

People living in about 40 homes in the village have still not returned.

Prolonged storms led to some 11,500 hectares (28,420 acres) of the Somerset Levels being inundated with water for much of the winter.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hall was performed BBC Points West's Alex Lovell.

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