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Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire

Lower Swell Village Hall receives grant for new heating and lighting systems

Press Releases - 03/05/2017

Lower Swell Village Hall has been awarded a grant of £3,847.50 by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust for the installation of new heating and lighting systems with the work due to begin on Tuesday 23 May.

Swell Village Hall is a registered charity, and one of the conditions of the grant was that the Village Hall Committee of volunteers needed to raise £1,624.50 towards the project's full cost of £5,472.00. This figure has now been reached through a lot of hard work by the committee, so the project can begin.

The Village Hall's existing heating and lighting systems are very old and expensive to run, so the new eco panel heaters and sweep fans will provide more economical and controllable ambient temperatures, with the LED fittings also providing more economical lighting.

Committee member, Diane Cresswell, said: "The hall is used regularly for fundraising events and by independent hirers, so the year round conditions will be much more comfortable for all concerned.

"The next large event is the Swells Village Fete where the Village Hall will be hosting a Food Fest with many other attractions in St. Mary's Church & the School Field."

Once the installation work is finished, there will be an official presentation of the grant to Stephen Beer, Chairman of Swell Village Hall Committee by John McLaughlin, manager of the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.

The installation work is to be carried out by Shawn Newman Security & Electrical Services, who was commissioned to undertake the project after an extended contracting process.