Carlton le Moorland Parish Council are delighted to announce that WREN have awarded £60,000 towards their Village Hall Project. Earlier, the Lottery awarded £500,000, a local charity gave £20,000 and local residents raised £20,000. Now WREN have provided the last piece in the funding jigsaw and the Council has the money needed to build a new village hall and replace the deteriorating old building. The new building will be ready in early 2019.
In 2011 a building report identified serious problems with the structure of the existing Hall. The Council decided that a major refurbishment or a new building were the only options.
In early 2012, two councillors approached Community Lincs for advice about the project. The help given was vital for the project. Community Lincs did not find the money but their advice about where to look for grants, how to write applications and how to conduct consultations was invaluable.
Jeremy Hutchinson, Chairman of the Parish Council said, “The new hall will make such a difference for people in Carlton le Moorland and nearby villages. We look forward to a broad range of activities and events which the new Hall will facilitate.”
He explained that the project had involved an enormous amount of hard work and thanked all who had contributed to the consultations and continued to take an interest through all the ups and downs.
“This is fantastic news from the team at Carlton Le Moorland” said Samantha Smith, Senior Rural Officer Community Facilities, Community Lincs “this new village hall will be such a valuable asset to the community and continue to provide a hub for local activities. Village halls are at the heart of rural community life and by replacing their existing building will mean that this rural village can thrive into the future with a new modern facility. We are so pleased to have supported this community so far and will continue to do so long after the hall has been built”.