Landulph Memorial Hall received £9,600
3 September 2014
Landulph Memorial Hall was awarded £9,600.00 in the Spring from the Howton Solar Farm Community Benefit Fund towards the conversion of a redundant storeroom and an old snooker room, into a new kitchen for community use and a new room for the Under 5s and Toddlers. The conversion would also allow a new space for the community to store their equipment and be able to leave it out between sessions. The rooms were in need of a complete overhaul as the heating, insulation, lighting, windows and ventilation were all in need of refurbishment.
The award enabled the rooms to be insulated, double glazed, fitted with a new boiler and suitable low surface temperature heaters. A brand new kitchen was installed including a gas cooker and fridge. An added bonus through this refurbishment meant that hot water was able to be installed in the toilet, which was not so previously.
The new partitioned areas were created for the Under 5s, which allowed specific areas for group work, quiet play and rest. This also gave added privacy for discussion with parents and the dedicated space for the Under 5s became an attractive area within the building.
Since the award there has been an increase in community groups using the hall for various activities, the pre-school continues to flourish, employing three local people and savings on heating have been evident.
Joanna Butcher, Chairperson commented ‘the process of fundraising brought the community together, and the new facilities are enabling more groups to use the new spaces, the new pre-school room is a wonderful play and learning environment’.
During refurbishment and after completion
The Howton Solar Farm Community Benefit Fund supports community projects within a 6 mile radius of Howton Solar Farm: Pillaton, Landrake & St Erney, St Mellion, St Dominick and Saltash. Projects with an educational element or awareness of reducing their carbon footprint may be given priority.
The next round for funding is in the Spring, deadline for applications is 30 March 2015 with the panel meeting on 27 April 2015.