The Memorial Hall Committee is applying for a Local Infrastructure Fund grant. This comes from the Government but is handled locally by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.
The application will cover improvements to the hall: an upgrade of electrics, lighting and heaters, renewal of the fire safety exit door, renewal of glass panes between kitchen and hall (to be safety glass but will look very similar) and a new kitchen.
The last grant we received was in 1999 and we are becoming the ‘Cinderella’ hall compared to our neighbouring villages. The heaters, now 26 years old, make cracking noises as the metal cools or heats. The kitchen is rather delapidated and in need of an up-date.
It is also proposed to purchase a defibrillator to be sited at the Memorial Hall in the same way as those that can be seen at Preston Candover and Upton Grey.
Your Parish Council fully supports the application.