Rumours have been spreading on Facebook that Mecca Bingo in Hornchurch is to close.
We contacted Mecca Bingo asking if the bingo hall is to close and they confirmed these rumours, they said:
I am very sorry. We never take the decision to close a club lightly, especially one that, thanks to the team at Hornchurch, is performing well. However, we have been made an offer for the site that is far greater than the profit we could generate from the site over the next 10-12 years so we owe it to our shareholders to seriously consider it. We also have two modern clubs, Dagenham and Romford, within two miles of the site which have the capacity to accommodate customers from Hornchurch.
Mecca Bingo is based in what used to be the Cinema and we have yet to hear what will happen to this historical building, although rumours are that it’s to be knocked down and turned into flats
We will keep you all posted