Village halls will benefit from £50,000 grants
PUBLISHED: 12:53 25 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:53 25 August 2014
Torridge District Council awards improvement grants to rural village halls.
Money for improving village halls totalling more than £50,000 has been handed out by Torridge District Council.
Halls from Welcombe to Clinton, Alverdiscott, Huntshaw, Peters Marland and Bridgerule to Appledore have all been awarded cash payments up to £10,000 to upgrade their buildings.
“It is essential particularly in the more rural parts of Torridge that these halls be maintained to a decent standard in order to continue to provide the communities with a focal point,” said Councillor Roger Johnson, deputy leader of the council.
Examples of work include roof repairs, new heating systems, access and essential electrical and plumbing work.