Staff and committee members at a pre-school say they are delighted with the community response to plans for a major refurbishment.
Representatives from local councils, businesses and RAF Coningsby were invited to a presentation at Jacdor Pre-School last week.
The pre-school wants to replace existing accommodation which is 40 years old.
The planned work could cost a ‘significant six-figure sum.’
Jacdor’s management committee is in the process of applying for grants but is keen to draw support from the local community for what it describes as a ‘mammoth project.’
The pre-school has a number of pupils with links to RAF Coningsby and the air base was represented at the meeting.
Amanda Bowen, vice-chairman of the management committee, delivered a presentation to guests on the school’s aspirations.
She said the classrooms needed to be replaced with a state-of-the-art building featuring classrooms, office space, storage and a toilet block with disabled and baby-changing facilities.
Because of time constraints, Mrs Bowen said the committee favoured a modular-style building which could be erected and fitted out within the six-week summer holidays.
She stressed the committee had not ruled out a more permanent building on the existing site.
She also revealed details of a third alternative which would see the present building completely re-furbished to modern standards.
A new air condition unit and toilet block would also be installed.
Several companies have been invited to submit tenders.
Mrs Bowen invited guests to invest in the future of Jacdor - not just financially but in help and advice.
The refurbishment comes 12 months after the school was rocked by the theft of almost £30,000 by a former treasurer who has since been jailed.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Horncastle
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 13 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: East
Temperature: 11 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: West