(The weekly luncheon club held in the centre)
Elmton & Creswell Village Company, based in Creswell, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire has secured a £17,604 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 project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, will renovate the Limestone House community and education centre. The refurbishment aims to make the building more economical, environmentally-friendly and adaptable for the local community.
Installation of double glazing and LED lighting will go a long way to improving the energy efficiency of Limestone House. The project will also install a folding acoustic door, enabling the conversion of two small rooms into a larger more versatile room when necessary. Finally, re-carpeting of some areas will improve the building’s comfort and attractiveness for users.
Juliet Holling, Chairman and Project Manager said:
The Biffa Award grant of £17,604 will benefit the community now and in the future, aiding the sustainability of Limestone House in its regeneration work for the community and the locality.
Sue Pond, Community Group co-ordinator said:
The conversion of rooms 7 and 8 into a larger multifunction room has given the community the opportunity to hold meetings locally. The converted room is suitable as a meeting place for young people to ‘do their own thing’ away from the main cafe area. It is the only place in the village to provide a suitable venue for groups who need a meeting space at an affordable cost.
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community.”