Thursday, 19 July 2018

£10,000 grant to improve village hall

A GRANT of £10,000 has been awarded to Stoke Row village hall to make it more

A GRANT of £10,000 has been awarded to Stoke Row village hall to make it more energy efficient.

The money was provided by the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment and Grundon Waste Management.

The work, which was completed in March, included an energy efficiency survey and the installation of double- glazing. The hall was also insulated and clad in wood before being redecorated.

The work will help reduce the building’s energy bills and provide a cosier meeting place for the community.

Hall committee chairman Trevor Miller said: “This will breathe new life into the village hall and ensure it maintains its role as a hub for local residents to use for many years to come.

“We are very proud to be taking a green approach to our future heating and energy needs and thanks must go to TOE2 and Grundon Waste Management for their support, without which this initiative simply wouldn’t have been possible.

“We now need to work hard to raise funds for the second phase of the project which is to demolish and rebuild the rear elevation of the hall.”

The hall is home to many community groups as well as hosting fund-raising activities and events throughout the year.

The official opening will take place on Friday, September 11 at 2pm with the unveiling of a plaque.

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