WEST Devon and Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox is to chair a public meeting to discuss the future of Appledore Hall. For years the hall has been used by the Royal British Legion and the local community, but its deteriorating physical state is causing concern.

WEST Devon and Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox is to chair a public meeting to discuss the future of Appledore Hall. For years the hall has been used by the Royal British Legion and the local community, but its deteriorating physical state is causing concern. An injection of cash is needed for repairs, but a dwindling membership has left the Legion unable to finance restoration work. One plan is to rebuild the hall and install the Legion within a new centre that would offer a wide range of facilities to all of the Appledore community. The proposal has provoked a number of questions from local people and the meeting on July 28 at the Appledore Hall (6.30pm) is being held to hear the views of all interested parties.Andrew Eastman, of Northam Town Council, said: 'I'm delighted that a man of Mr Cox 's calibre is going to chair the meeting, because the issue is important to the future of Appledore Hall and there are many differing views about the way ahead.