Mayor of Corby Gail McDade cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the long-awaited Great Oakley Village Hall.

Work on the new £750,000 community hall finished in 2011.

Great Oakley resident Vivian Watson, of the village institute, said: “It has taken eight years of hard work to achieve this wonderful building and we are delighted with the results.

“We are indebted to the people and organisations that shared our dream for their support and hope the residents of Great Oakley will enjoy using the hall in the future.”

The hall, funded by Corby Council, WREN, Great Oakley Farms and the county council, will be run by volunteers.

To hire the facilities, please see their website at www.govillagehall.org.uk.