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Hornchurch bingo hall may close after offer made for site

PUBLISHED: 11:41 07 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:41 07 July 2015

Mecca Bingo, Hornchurch

Mecca Bingo, Hornchurch

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Mecca Bingo Hall, in Hornchurch, may be sold to property developers after a “very good offer” was made to purchase the site, according to the gaming company.

With twenty six full and part-time staff working at the club, which is performing well, the Rank Group faces a very difficult decision at the end of July when the consultation period ends.

The hall in High Street is in an 1930s art deco building, revamped in 2010.

A spokesperson for the gaming company said: “The Rank Group has been made a very good offer for the freehold site in Hornchurch, one which is far greater than the profit we could generate over the next ten to twelve years.

“What will make the decision difficult is the Hornchurch club is performing very well. But if the property at Hornchurch is sold every effort will be made to transfer employees to clubs at Dagenham and Romford.”

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