Cash for hall after 10 years’ work

Fountainhall Village Hall
Fountainhall Village Hall
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Fountainhall villagers have won more than £11,000 to upgrade their hall, which currently has no insulation or hot water.

The village hall committee hopes to knock down the old kitchen and toilets and rebuild an extension. The £11,109 from Community Spaces Scotland will go towards a design team and local consultation.

Committee chairperson Charlotte Hendry said: “The whole community’s spirits have been lifted by the news. The committee have been working on this for 10 years. This is the furthest towards our goal we have ever reached.

“We have to do this as the hall is falling into disrepair. We have no hot water, a poor kitchen and no insulation.

“We expect the project to cost around £250,000.”

If the committee’s next funds application later this year is successful, it hopes to start work early next year.