Approved Lottery Grant
This past week has seen final approval of a Lottery grant to complete the funding for our Shalford Village Hall re-roofing and internal alterations.
Colin Golding chairman has been strenuously applying for grants for the past 3 years, even the Tesco’s blue button scheme added £1,000 when we came forth in customer choice of local funding schemes.
The scheme will see the replacement of some roofing beams, removal of 70’s ceiling cladding to return to a vaulted opening with full heat insulating materials and new lighting, with the clock tower reinstated with a working clock.
One of the main changes will be circular windows in the roof apexes on front of the building as originally constructed by Major Guy Gilbey Gold of adjacent Abbots Hall to Shalford residents in 1925, with a clock tower being added in 1945 in memory of his son Rodney Gold lost at Anzio in 1944.
Village Hall Committee are also hoping to replace all other windows with double glazing, which hopefully will look as the original when the building was constructed, this may be completed after the roof due to available funds being available.
Other coming changes are replacement of children’s swings and netball area in the coming months and long term aims by Colin are to extend the tarmac parking area to include disable parking bays, funding being provided by BDC '106 Monies' for open spaces program