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Burton Lazars Village Hall secures £10,000 for improvements
28 January 2015

Burton Lazars Village Hall near Melton Mowbray has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. 


The toilets at this well used and much loved village hall were in desperate need of modernisation and improvement, to be able to continue to cater to the needs of the local community.  Thanks to the renovation project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, the committee are currently in the process of installing modern facilities as well as baby changing facilities, hand dryers, improved lighting and new flooring. 


The completed project works will enable to committee to offer the hall space for additional community group activities and celebratory events.


Ian Pengelly, Chairman, Burton Lazars Village Hall, said:


“We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from Biffa Award to refurbish our toilets in the Village Hall.  This will help us continue the long term project to maintain Burton Lazars Village Hall as a welcoming venue for our busy client base.”


Paddy Knapp, Committee Member responsible for Hall bookings, Burton Lazars Village Hall, said:


“As a very busy Village Hall we have to ensure that our facilities are maintained at the highest standards.  This valuable grant will allow us improve the toilets by installing modern equipment and more hygienic surfaces, thereby making the hall more attractive to our users.”


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


“We’re delighted to be able to support Burton Lazars Village Hall, as they make improvements to their facilities.  This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community.”