Cash boost for Tockwith Village Hall

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Tockwith Village Hall Committee has announced that grants have been received to enable toilets to be refurbished and storage areas to be extended.

A sum of £4,500 has been given by WREN, a not-for-profit business, which awards grants to the community, heritage and heritage projects across the UK, from funds donated by the waste recycling group to the Landfill Communities fund.

A spokesman for the hall committee said: “This money will provide much needed refurbishment to the toilet areas with the addition of a separate disabled toilet facility.”

A grant of £8,609 comes from Yorventure by way of Yorwaste through the Landfill Communities fund and will be used to erect an extension for storage space for user groups.

The spokesman added: “The Committee of the village hall has been working with the Parish Council on the renovation of the hall for some years now and with the funding provided by WREN and Yorventure we can go forward in our aim to provide a central meeting place for all our user groups and the community of Tockwith which they and we can be truly proud of.

“Our user groups include a wide range of age groups, from our under fives through the youth club up to the Wednesday club and the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association who have been using the hall for many years and have helped in campaigning for modern facilities and to updating our hall so that we can cater for disabled members of the community in the future.”