Grant helps polish off floor work

South Kelsey village hall gets the treatment with Cheryl and Stuart Haddrell, Dick Stimson and Coun Lewis Strange.
South Kelsey village hall gets the treatment with Cheryl and Stuart Haddrell, Dick Stimson and Coun Lewis Strange.

A newly refurbished floor will have dancers tripping the light fantastic at tea dances in South Kelsey Village Hall.

The hall committee received £1,000 through Coun Lewis Strange from the West Lindsey Councillor Initiative Fund to complete the work on the floor, which had been laid in 1973.

The floor needed to be cleaned, sanded, sealed and then lacquered; and with care and attention this will mean that it will last for another 40 to 50 years.

“This is a super village hall which is here for everyone and any event,” said Coun Strange.

“The more we can do to help communities keep these hubs, the better for the communities.

“This facility is run by caring people that are willing to go the extra mile to make it a better place. Both they and village volunteers deserve a lot of thanks.”

The money from the West Lindsey Councillor Initiative Fund is available to all 37 district councillors. They are allocated £4,000 each to spend over two years on projects in their ward.

Stuart Haddrell, refurbishment project manager and village hall secretary, is pleased that the flooring will be preserved.

“This funding was a very important contribution to being able to keep this classic herringbone parquet floor,” he said.

“It is absolutely brilliant that we can preserve this floor for decades to come.

“A small amount of money can achieve a lot in small villages.”

“The floor was quite badly stained but the dancers will be pleased now that it has been levelled out,” added Dick Stimson, chairman of the village hall committee and parish councillor.

This work is part of the Village Hall Refurbishment Programme, which has also included funding from the West Lindsey District Council Community Action and Volunteering Fund (CAV) towards the costs of a notice board for the village hall and a fridge/freezer; and lottery funding to refurbish the kitchen and toilets.

For information on events or hiring the hall email info.skvhc@gmail.com or call Deborah on 07904 239293 or Stuart on 01652 679348.

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