Crowle community groups met today at the village Millennium Parish Hall to launch a new phase of their charity fundraising activities (including a Jumble Sale at the hall, on Saturday 9 March from 2pm until 3.30pm) to help pay to refurbish the 24-year-old hall. And their efforts will also boost reserves which will go towards a £48,500 “Going Green” project with sister, Platinum Hall, which will complete both halls’ journeys to Zero on-site CO2 production.

Children from Crowle Pre-School, who use Crowle Millennium Hall every weekday, as well as members of other regular user groups – Crowle Players and the Scouts and Taekwondo – are aiming that the Jumble Sale (which will be held at the Millennium Hall, WR7 4AZ) will raise a significant amount towards the £7,500 needed for new flooring and new chairs at the hall.

Already £24,000, raised from hiring the hall, fund raising activities, and payments from the Hall’s solar panels, has been used to replace the Millennium Hall’s drafty and leaking timber windows with high quality, thermally broken double glazing.

Next, the ‘Going Green’ £48.5k project, for which grants are also being applied for, will improve wall and roof insulation at the hall; add a further 6kW of solar panels alongside its existing 4kW solar panel system; replace its original oil-fired boiler with air source heat pumps and fit local electric water heaters in the changing rooms to reduce pipework heat loss; and LED light fittings will replace remaining high energy lights.

The ‘Going Green’ project will also buy a battery for each of the Millennium and Platinum Halls, for their solar panels to charge and reduce further needs for mains electric.

Updates on progress will follow.


Issued on behalf of Crowle Parish Halls and Recreation Trust by Fizz Bewley – 01905 381080 or 07791 546541
For further information, editors can contact Robert Moore 07799 643395

Note to Editors: Crowle Millennium and Platinum Halls are owned and run by volunteers of the Crowle Parish Hall and Recreation Trust (Charity number 509414) for the benefit of the local community.

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Crowle community groups launch a new phase of fund-raising activities (including a Jumble Sale on 9 March) which will help pay for hall refurbishments and boost reserves, which will go towards a £48,500 ‘Going Green’ project to finish the village halls’ journey to Zero on-site CO2 production. L-R (back) are Penny Smith, Crowle Parish Hall Jumble Sale organiser, Dave Fuller, Crowle Players, Rob Moore, Chair of the Parish Halls Trust, Rachel Voce, 1st Crowle Beaver Scout leader. R-L (front) Archie, Crowle Pre-School pupil, with Victoria Cooper, Early Years Manager Crowle Pre School, and pupils, Lena and Laurie.

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