Village hall set to implement energy saving measures after securing council grant

A village hall is set to cut its gas and electricity bills after implementing a range of energy saving measures using a grant secured from the local council, a news report in the local media has been able to reveal.

Stevington Village Hall received the necessary funding from Bedford Borough Council under the Mayor’s Climate Change grant scheme.

Under the scheme, community projects that would reduce carbon emissions within Bedford borough can win a grant which would award projects up to 50% match-funding of between £5k and £20k for improvements.

Funding was granted to Stevington Hall to reduce the hall’s emissions and running costs by replacing the boilers and removing the electric showers, water heaters and electrical heating appliances. The single-glazed windows and doors were also replaced with double-glazed UPVC equivalents; reducing heat loss and meaning fewer draughts and cold spots. Both changing rooms at the village hall now also have radiator central heating and improved showers.

The hall’s chairman Steve Cole, who applied for the grant on behalf of Stevington Parish Council, said: “I can now report that all the work has been completed, improving the hall’s domestic water system immensely and providing much better control of our central heating system. It has given the village hall a new lease of life! We are looking forward to having reduced energy bills which means we can put more money into running community events.”

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