Lincoln church hall reopens after £100k refurbishment

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Community groups and residents in the Saxilby area are celebrating the completion of a £100,000 refurbishment of their church hall facility.

The hall on Church Lane in Saxilby will officially be opened by Councillor Martin Trollope-Bellew, Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council and Lady of the Council Rosemary Woolley on Saturday, November 19 at 11am.

The project has improved insulation in the floor, walls and ceiling; it includes new double-glazed windows, upgraded fire precautions, new electrics including a hearing loop and a projection facility, a refurbished kitchen and upgraded toilets, redecoration, a new store extension, a new patio area, and improved outdoor lighting and circulation spaces.

The project has been funded by a £49,968 grant from not-for profit grants organisation WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund.

This was met with a £20,000 Community Facilities Grant from Lincolnshire County Council, an £8,000 Community Facilities Grant from West Lindsey District Council, a £10,000 grant from the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation in London, and two other charitable donations as well as £15,000 from the Saxilby Church Funds.

David Turner, Churchwarden and Lay Chairman of Saxilby PCC (Parochial Church Council), said: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as to the wider Saxilby community.

“We are extremely grateful to WREN and to others for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without their support. We are also very grateful to our local contractor, Cliff Williams & Sons who has done an excellent job.”