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7th June 2016

Village hall project receives £30,000 boost

 Chestnut Homes has pledged a total of £30,000 to the Spirit of Scothern group, which is looking at options on how to update and revitalise the nearly 60-year-old venue.


The group has been working with University of Lincoln design students and consulting with the residents of Scothern about how best to proceed.


Langworth-based Chestnut Homes, which is building homes at The Grange in Scothern, has contributed £10,000 to the project up front and pledged to make two further payments of £10,000 to support the initiative.


Steve Taylor, chairman of the Spirit of Scothern, said: “Over the years, the village hall has become less suited to modern use and standards, so we’re looking to bring it in to the 21st century for everyone who uses it.


“There are about 12 groups which use the village hall, from pre-school to drama groups, as well as the football and cricket clubs which use it as a pavilion, so it’s in use daily.


“Everybody is very supportive of the project and we are now looking at the best way to bring it up to date and make it usable for all of our groups.


“We’re very grateful for Chestnut Homes for providing £10,000 already and pledging two further instalments of £10,000 in future, which will be a big help to our efforts.”


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “Scothern Village Hall is the heartbeat at the centre of a wonderful village and it’s a real hub for the community.


“The building has seen better days and we’re delighted to help the Spirit of Scothern start the fundraising drive to provide the improvements the people of the village need.


“We wish them well in the project, as I’m sure the village hall will be used for many years to come by everyone in the village and the surrounding areas.”


Chestnut Homes started work earlier this year at The Grange, off Heath Road in Scothern.

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