Furniture boost for local hall

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NEW chairs and tables will be purchased for St Boswells village hall, thanks to a £600 financial boost from phone and broadband provider, TalkTalk.

The hall will be sponsored by TalkTalk for the next 12 months and residents in St Boswells, Newtown St Boswells and Bowden will also benefit from a £50,000 technology investment by TalkTalk, which is expanding its Next Generation Network to provide residents with access to better broadband.

St Boswells Village Hall is used by a variety of local groups, including mums and toddlers group, senior residents’ soup club on Wednesdays and for the various concerts and amateur dramatic performances.

Local badminton and short tennis groups also make use of the open space. The premises are also the home of St Boswells Concert Band which has its bandroom on site, and the St Boswells Parish Community Council, which holds its meetings in the Lesser Hall.

Hall treasurer Jennifer White commented: “We are very pleased that TalkTalk has chosen to support St Boswells Village Hall over the next twelve months.

“The donation will be put towards purchasing new chairs and trestle tables for the hall.”