Beckingham: Cash boost for a new roof for Beckingham Village Hall

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The Beckingham Village Hall Committee has been awarded a £60,000 grant to replace the roof and update the building.

The money has been awarded by Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN), a not for profit business that awards grants to community projects from funds which are donated by the FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.

On Thursday 23rd July builders are set to start work at the village hall by first removing the old roof and replacing it with a new truss and tile solution.

When the work is complete it will give the hall a new modern look.

Project Manager for Beckingham Village Hall, Kevin Senior, said: “We wanted to give the village hall a modern and more useable look that the villagers will want to use for another 100 years.”

The group approached WREN after carrying out consultation within the the local community which included handing out over 500 surveys.

The building work will be undertaken by Jupp-Foard Contractors and will take around six weeks to complete.

Managing Director of WREN, Peter Cox, said: “WREN makes a difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK.”

“We are delighted to support Beckingham Village Hall committee and their valuable work.”

WREN was established in 1997 and since then WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. 

FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.

For more information visit www.fccenvironment.co.uk.

If you are thinking of applying to WREN for funding visit www.wren.org.uk and download an application form.

WREN have changed how it funds community projects and now have a single programme, the FCC Community Action Fund.

The next deadline date for receipt of applications to the FCC Community Action Fund is 4th November 2015.