Biffa Award funds roof renovation

Villagers mark the completion of the project by unveiling a Biffa Award plaque in the hall.

Salt Village Hall Management Committee has secured a £21,630 grant from Biffa Award, a multimillion pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through grants to communities and environmental projects.

The Biffa Award, together with financial contributions from Salt and Enson Parish Council and villagers of Salt, has been used to meet the cost of re-tiling and insulating the village hall roof. The existing felt tiles had perished and were lifting in places and the roof was uninsulated, causing high heat losses and a condensation problem inside the hall.

Project Manager Bill Mitchell said:

“We are delighted to have received this funding which will benefit our community by improving the long-term viability of our village hall. The provision of roof insulation will reduce our energy costs and improve the efficiency of the heating, creating a more comfortable environment for hirers and those attending our functions and the various classes held at the hall.

“The project was completed on 30th January and we are confident that our much improved venue will attract new users.”

David Shepherd, regular supporter of village hall events, said:

“Really good news about the Biffa Award grant for the roof renovation project at Salt Village Hall. What a difference the last 15 years of hard work and fundraising on the part of the hall committee has made.

“When I moved to Salt in 1978, all we had was a decrepit old World War One wooden hut, now transformed into a little gem which has encouraged the development of so many varied activities for the neighbourhood. Goodbye dripping ceilings – this last step really does cap it off.”