Dozens of people turned out to see the first sod being dug at the site of a new community hall in Fenwick.
Doncaster North MP, Ed Miliband, dug the first ceremonial sod at the site, which is based in Common Lane in Fenwick.
Labour leader, Mr Miliband, said of the event: “The people involved in this long-running project have shown a great deal of commitment and dedication, and I was honoured to be invited to dig the first sod at the new site of Moss and Fenwick Village Hall.”
He added: “It will benefit the area a great deal and I look forward to returning to open the new hall in the near future.”
The new village hall will replace the Moss and Fenwick Children’s Institute building which was built in 1928 and was also based on Common Lane.
Plans for the village hall were initially met with opposition by planning officers at Doncaster council who dubbed it an inappropriate development that would have a negative impact on the rural area.
But 138 supported the scheme and were also backed by Mr Miliband.
Committee Chair, Christine Marshall said she was overwhelmed by public support on the day and and ‘is looking forward to starting the build later this year ‘.