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Trust chairman Maureen Bramley and receptionist Anne Dawson.

Trust chairman Maureen Bramley and receptionist Anne Dawson.

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A seaside village is celebrating after landing a £45,000 lottery catch, which will help to create a new community-led cinema project.

Seahouses Development Trust was successful in its bid to the Big Lottery Fund’s Village SOS scheme, which is supporting rural communities across the UK to come together to improve facilities, services and opportunities for local people.

The Trust will include local people in all aspects of the enterprise including marketing, sales and film-making lessons.

And it will generate an income through the sales of tickets and other concessions, as well as increasing tourism in the village.

Trust chairman, Maureen Bramley, said: “We are delighted that we have been successful in our funding bid from the Big Lottery Fund’s Village SOS programme.

“With the money we’ll be able to show films at the local Sports & Community Centre, and hire out the equipment to other communities as well.

“This will open up new leisure opportunities for people of all ages without having to travel great distances.

“The grant also enables us to offer employment for a project manager to take this exciting project forward, which is great news.”

It is hoped that the project will be in place later this year.