VILLAGE HALL IMPROVEMENTS

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SAY THAT DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN & RESTRICTIONS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY OUT SOME MUCH NEEDED REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VILLAGE HALL. Read on for more news.

THE WHOLE STAMFORDHAM PLAYING FIELD & VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO THE COVENANT SCHEME, MADE A DONATION OR SUPPORTED ANY OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS.

EXTERNAL LIGHTING – AS A DIRECT RESULT OF YOUR GENEROSITY, AND WITH A CONTRIBUTION FROM STAMFORDHAM W.I., WE WERE ABLE TO INSTALL NEW LED LIGHTING ALL AROUND THE EXTERIOR OF THE VILLAGE HALL DURING 2020. IT IS MOVEMENT SENSITIVE AND IS PROVIDING MUCH IMPROVED LIGHTING IN THE CAR PARK AND DOORWAYS AS WELL AS ROUND THE BACK AND SIDE OF THE HALL. The change to LED lighting will help us to reduce both our electricity bills and carbon footprint.

As part of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) refurbishment, and with the grant from LEADER, CCTV has been installed and is now live. Together with the improved lighting around the hall and new LED floodlights on the games area (also funded by the LEADER grant), we will have a safer place for our younger residents to spend time together.

NEW CENTRAL HEATING BOILER – WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT, HAVING BEEN AWARDED A GRANT FROM THE SIR JAMES KNOTT TRUST, WE WERE ABLE TO INSTALL A NEW CENTRAL HEATING BOILER AND CONTROL SYSTEM IN MAY. This should enable us to reduce our fuel bills and carbon footprint.

REPLACEMENT OIL TANK – Thanks to a grant from Councillor Veronica Jones the old heating oil tank has also been replaced with a bunded tank following concern that any leak from the old tank may have contaminated rainwater flowing into the river. New gates have been installed to screen the tank and rubbish bin enclosure.

A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND HAS ENABLED US TO COMPLETELY RE-FURBISH THE MAIN HALL TOILET FACILITIES AND ALSO PROVIDE BABY CHANGING IN OUR ACCESSIBLE TOILET. The project is now complete and ready for our re-opening during 2021.

The Cooker in the Main Hall kitchen has been replaced and a dishwasher for the West Room kitchen has been purchased. The electricity supply had to be upgraded to install both these appliances. We are very grateful to the William Leech Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and St. Mary’s Church Community Fund for their grants and for other smaller donations which have enabled us to complete this project.

ALL THIS, PLUS THE RE-POINTING OF BOTH THE WEST AND EAST GABLE ENDS IN 2020, HAS VASTLY IMPROVED THE FABRIC OF THE HALL AND ALL OF THE WEST ROOM WINDOWS WERE REPLACED during the Summer of 2021. We also replaced the small square windows in the main hall. NONE OF THIS WORK COULD BE DONE DONE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE AND GENEROUSLY GIVEN GRANTS. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. The Contractors, ERW, also gave us a discount of £1,000 as we have charitable status.