A “vital hub” for two Norfolk villages has received a significant boost ahead of the incoming winter months.
A brand new heating system has been installed at the Aslacton and Great Moulton Coronation Hall, which was built more than 60 years ago.
My thanks go out to the various organisations that have supported our grant applications, hard-working committee and everyone who attends our fundraising events throughout the year
Basic, inefficient and costly ceiling heat lamps have been replaced with a modern, energy efficient and low-cost system to keep the building warm as the colder weather sets in.
Installed by Great Yarmouth Heating Ltd, part of the £11,000 cost of the heating was raised from various fundraising events at the hall such as the summer fete, dog show, vintage afternoon tea and proceeds from the hall’s Cinema season ‘Flix in the Stix’ which is held monthly between October and May and supported by Creative Arts East.
In addition grants were secured from various organisations supporting community projects. South Norfolk Council provided £3,000 via its Community Action Fund, Plumbing Organisation BPEC contributed £1,000 through its Support Fund and £3,000 was awarded from the Shelroy Charitable Trust Fund via Norfolk Community Foundation
Zoe Taylor, chair of the Coronation Hall committee, said: “The village hall serves as a vital hub in our villages and we desperately wanted to make the hall as welcoming as possible to all the groups who use the building.
“We are home to two vulnerable groups of residents, from a weekly toddler group to our bowls club at the other age of the age spectrum, and its vital we are able to keep these groups warm in the winter.
“It’s fantastic that we’ve through grants and fundraising from our local community we’ve been successful in updating the heating – bringing instant warmth as well as reducing our energy overheads which will reduce our costs in the long-term.
“My thanks go out to the various organisations that have supported our grant applications, hard-working committee and everyone who attends our fundraising events throughout the year.”
The new season of ‘Flix in the Stix’ begins on Friday, October 14 at 7pm, showing ‘Me Before You’, adapted from the Jojo Moyes novel of the same name.
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