Grimsargh Village Hall has been transformed inside and out

Posted on - 22nd June, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
The new roof

Major work has recently been completed on Grimsargh Village Hall which has transformed the look of the hall inside and out.


The project involved ‘overplating’ the corrugated tin roof with slate effect Metrotile, and at the same time the insulation was brought up to modern specification, thus saving energy and costs.

The internal ceiling tiles in the main hall have also been replaced.

This work has been made possible by two generous grants from Grimsargh Parish Council and Lancashire Environmental Fund of £70,000 and £30,000, with the remaining balance coming from the Village Hall’s own reserves.

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The village hall used local suppliers as that is one of their policies, and so this project met that criteria.

Another policy is the ongoing target to reduce the carbon footprint and steer the hall towards more sustainable practices.

The village hall from the back

To date, the village hall have made changes such as:

  • Installing a 10kWp solar array, which was largely funded by Lancashire Environmental Fund, dramatically reducing the Grid electricity usage and providing income from the Feed-in-Tariff
  • Fitted draught excluders to all external and internal doors
  • Installed a ‘smart’ heating control system enabling remote programming of the heating and hot water to suit day to day changes in the hall’s use
  • Stopped using disposable cups and plates at the popular monthly Farmers’ Market
  • Changed the car park lighting to energy efficient LEDs
  • Installed a heat pump in the kitchen to efficiently provide heating and cooling
  • Upgraded the roof insulation to 2021 standards, further reducing energy wastage

If you have any further suggestions of ways the hall’s energy usage may be further reduced and improve the environmental impact, email here.

The Committee at Grimsargh Village Hall now look forward to getting the hall back to full operation and use, and gradually all regular groups are returning.

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