Lottery funding turns up the heat at busy village hall

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Village Hall – Things are hotting up in Keelby Village Hall following the installation of a new heating system.

The old system was inefficient and unreliable but too expensive to replace until the Big Lottery Fund stepped in and funded the new system through the Awards for All programme.

One of the first events to benefit from the newly-found warmth, installed by local firm Tanks R Us of Kirmington, was the annual pensioners’ Christmas party.

The hall is well used by a large variety of organisations, including a playschool, a luncheon club for older residents and many fitness and social groups.

The annual pantomime is the next big event to take place in the hall, which this year is Dick Whittington. Running from January 27 to February 4, tickets are available from Keelby Mace in St Martin’s Place.

The hall, which until 1982 was the Church Institute, is a listed building and is run for the benefit of the village by a committee of volunteers. The committee began a schedule of improvements two years ago, beginning with a new oven, funded by Lincolnshire Grassroots Grants, and roof insulation and a new water boiler supported by West Lindsey Local Councillor Initiative. The next improvement will be a revamping of the toilets and kitchen when funds allow.

The committee is always looking for new volunteers and new ideas for fundraising to help support the village hall. Anyone interested or wanting to book the hall should ring Fred White on 01469 560492.