County councillor awards Kimpton village hall �3,000

PLANS to refurbish a village hall have been given a financial boost with the award of a county council grant. County Cllr Richard Thake has given �3,000 to the trustees of Kimpton Memorial Hall to renew

PLANS to refurbish a village hall have been given a financial boost with the award of a county council grant.

County Cllr Richard Thake has given �3,000 to the trustees of Kimpton Memorial Hall to renew badly-worn flooring at the venue.

A total of �65,000 is needed to refurbish the building, which is located in Hall Lane.

The �3,000 has been allocated from Cllr Thake's locality budget - a pot of �10,000 he can spend on worthwhile community projects.


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Cllr Thake said: "Kimpton Memorial Hall is used by so many people and is at the heart of village life and I'm very pleased to be able to contribute funding from the locality budget to help with their refurbishment project."

Bob Finch, one of the memorial hall's trustees, said: "The building is 30 years old and has a high quality maple floor which is severely worn and needs to be sanded and polished and the badminton lines relaid.

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"This grant is very welcome as it means we can go ahead with the work - and hopefully it will attract the local badminton club back to play in the village!

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