Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Good news for village hall

Council says yes

A member of the Old Buckenham Village Hall Management Committee has done a short report on the Breckland District Council meeting held today [27th October 2009] at Dereham.

Item 4 of agenda: Breckland Council Grant Funding.
Bullet points:
The Chairman welcomed the representation from Old Buckenham which included ladies from organisations within Old Buckenham, desperate to see the kitchen in the Village Hall extended to allow additional membership and improved catering.
The District Councillor, Adrian Joel spoke of the need for the necessary work to be carried out, in addition to the application under the Breckland match funding scheme for grant funding amounting to £10,000.
The Chairman of the meeting congratulated the community of Old Buckenham in raising a third of the cost of the extension and refurbishment and, from the chair, recommended to Members that the application to be granted which was unanimously supported. A grant of £10,000 or 29% of total project cost, whichever is the lower, was approved. The estimated cost of the project is £34,979.
The financial support of the Big Lottery, Norfolk Foundation, Old Buckenham Parish Council, Old Buckenham Trust 2000, and Six villages Newsletter, together with Village Hall funds will now finances the project 100%, with work commencing in February next year.
The Committee of the Village Hall appreciate the support of the community, who overwhelmingly backed the project in the Village Action Plan of 2002. The involvement and support of our Member of Parliament, Christopher Fraser, has been an inspiration.

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