Lighting the way for village hall revamp in Culford

Culford village hall has been given a further grant towards floodlights and new electrical sockets''Pictured: Tracey Willmott, Tony Bate, Gail Bate, Cllr Susan Glossop, Rev Mark Haworth and Marcus King ANL-160124-192303009
Culford village hall has been given a further grant towards floodlights and new electrical sockets''Pictured: Tracey Willmott, Tony Bate, Gail Bate, Cllr Susan Glossop, Rev Mark Haworth and Marcus King ANL-160124-192303009
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A councillor has lit the way for a major refurbishment of a community asset in a West Suffolk village.

St Edmundsbury Borough Cllr Susan Glossop has given £518 from her locality budget towards floodlights and new electric sockets at Culford Village Hall.

Last year she provided funding for the first Culford Community Cafe.

Tony Bate, booking secretary and caretaker of the village hall committee, said: “We have carried out some major works at the hall over the past year.

“We have repainted inside, updated the electrics to modern standards, and thanks to Cllr Glossop’s grant we have installed floodlights which are a real help to residents particularly during these winter evenings when they are walking in from the car park.

“The community café which was backed by Cllr Glossop has helped raise funds for various local charities including £194 raised at its meeting on November 28, split between the hall and St Mary’s Church Culford.

“We still have lots to do and will be looking to refurbish our kitchen over the coming years while the outside of the building will be painted in the spring thanks to a grant from Suffolk County Councillor Rebecca Hopfensperger.”

Cllr Glossop added: “The community café and the village hall are enormously popular amongst the residents in my ward. The refurbishments will help towards its continuing success, bringing villagers of all ages together.”

The community café takes place on the fourth Saturday of most months from 10am to 12 noon. All are welcome.

For more on the other events at the hall or for booking enquiries visit http://www.culfordvillagehall.co.uk/