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Thurston Villlage Hall to undergo refurbishment




A village hall in Suffolk will receive a long-awaited refurbishment this summer after receiving a grant of £20,000.

Cavendish Hall, in Thurston, has not been extended since 2002, but the hall will now be updated thanks to the Biffa Award and support from Suffolk County Council.

The organisation provides grants to projects to help transform the lives of people in the community.

Cavendish Hall in Church Road, Thurston.
Cavendish Hall in Church Road, Thurston.

As part of the refurbishment, a new kitchen will be installed for both regular and one-off hirers to use.

Chairman of the management committee and hall trustee, Ian Turner, said: “All the dedication & hard work from our committee to secure this grant during the Covid-19 lockdown will enable us to provide much improved facilities for the benefit of the wider community.”

The installation of the new kitchen and up-to-date facilities will take place this summer.

Cavendish Hall in Church Road, Thurston.
Cavendish Hall in Church Road, Thurston.

Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award grants manager, said: "It is so important that we continue to invest in buildings which are at the heart of their communities.

"The project at Thurston Village Hall is a great example of how Biffa Award Funding can help to ensure our community buildings are equipped with modern facilities that will remain fit for purpose for years to come. We can't wait to see the results."

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