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Grants fund a makeover for village hall near Lichfield

Pauline Fisher and Cllr Tim Corbett

Pauline Fisher and Cllr Tim Corbett

A village hall near Lichfield has been given a makeover.

Barton-under-Needwood’s hall has had £5,000 worth of improvements thanks to county council funding.

County councillor Tim Corbett visited the villagers to see the work that has been carried out to replace flooring and create a brand new kitchen.

He provided £2,200 from his allocation of the Staffordshire Local Community Fund towards the project, while a the remainder of the funding came from the county council’s village hall grants scheme.

Pauline Fisher, from Barton-under-Needwood Village Hall Committee, said:

“We are thrilled with the new kitchen and the new flooring at the village hall. Both of these improvements have enhanced the booking potential of the facilities of the hall enabling us to provide a wider service to our local community. We are grateful to Tim Corbett and Staffordshire County Council for the funding.”

The Capital Grants Scheme for Village Halls is coordinated by the Community Council for Staffordshire and involves grants being allocated where they can be match funded.

Cllr Corbett added:

“It was great to visit the village hall and its committee members and see the finished improvements. These grants are an important way in which the county council reaches out to its communities and makes a real difference to them.”

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