Sulgrave Church Hall awarded £75,000 for refurbishment


HS2 Community and Environment Fund money will be used for improvements to community building

Sulgrave Church Hall is about to be refurbished and upgraded thanks to a £75,000 grant from the HS2 Community and Environment Fund.   The hall is over 100 years old and a focal point for the community, providing a social hub which is used by a wide range of residents from the village.

The project will include adding new disabled toilets, improving accessibility and making the community facility available to be used by all.

The application to the fund was co-ordinated by Ingram Lloyd on behalf of the Sulgrave Parochial Church Council with support from Councillor Anna Faure of Sulgrave Parish Council.

Anna Faure said: “The Sulgrave village community is thrilled to be a recipient of the HS2 funding, which will enable us to enhance the existing hall facility, making it user friendly for all, including addressing the warmth, damp and disabled access which we have not been able to tackle in the past due to financial restrictions. The village has lots of plans and ideas for new and exciting uses for the renovated hall and we can’t wait to start. 

Cathy Elliott, Independent Chair of the HS2 Funds, said: “Community spaces are now vital more than ever and I am pleased that the Sulgrave Parochial Church Council has been successful in its application to the HS2 Community and Environment Fund, and will improve the valued church hall and improve access for people with disabilities.

“The HS2 Funds are available to support local communities and businesses that are impacted by the construction of HS2 and I welcome other organisations near to the line of route to apply and gain the tangible benefits of these Funds.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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