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Village hall energy project completed

Posted onPosted on 12th Nov

Thurgarton Village Hall has officially reopened following the completion of its Energy Saving Project.

The opening was undertaken under strict Covid-19 guidance by Thurgarton Community Association.

The village hall is now fit for the future with a new insulated roof, insulated walls, replacement cladding and windows providing a more comfortable, energy-efficient venue for villagers, classes and other users of the hall.

A seating area has been created outside.

The project was funded by a £49,230 grant from FCC Communities Foundation as well as through local fundraising in the village.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

The chair of Thurgarton Community Association, and vice-chair of the Parish Council, David Lewis, is delighted that the project has completed and that the hall is back in operation in line with local Covid-19 restrictions.

He said: “This community facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider community.

“We are extremely grateful to FCC Communities Foundation for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without their support.”

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Community Foundations grant manager, added: it is great to see this refurbishment completed.

“The community was involved in the consultation every step of the way and I hope it meets their expectations

“FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”

For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding contact Cheryl Raynor at or visit