October 1, 2013 1.14 pm This story is over 120 months old

Refurb for Cherry Willingham church hall with new funds

New life: After finally raising enough money, a village hall will be able to undergo its first revamp in many years.

Work will begin on rebuilding a church hall in a Lincoln village shortly, after securing over £32,000 in funding.

Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN), a non-profit environmental body which funds specific projects under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), granted £32,500 to the Cherry Willingham Church Hall on High Street.

The money will be used to insulate the hall, fit a new ceiling and install a new kitchen in the former Victorian school.

The work will be done by local companies Paul Maplethorpe Building Services Ltd and Lincs Kitchen Studio Ltd.

As well as WREN’s funding, a number of other organisations have helped raise money for the refurb, such as the Parish Council, village newsletter, community groups and individual donors.

Charles Parker, the Hall Treasurer, said: “We feel confident that this work will provide the village with a first class facility which shouldn’t need any further significant investment for a number of years.”

Mike Snell, General Manager External Affairs for FCC Environment, said: “The funding for the Cherry Willingham Church Hall refurbishment which has been awarded by WREN will create a real hub for the local community to come together.

“FCC Environment is all about helping people to improve their communities in a sustainable way and this project is a great example.

“We hope many people in Cherry Willingham will enjoy it for years to come.”