A donation from the Tarmac Landfill Community Fund has the villagers of Parwich, Derbyshire counting down the days until the re-opening of the Royal British Legion, after it’s been given a new lease of life thanks to the grant.
The club received almost £20,000 to complete the project which will make the building safe, warm and welcoming for those who use it. The venue has recently been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, meaning the building work is now well underway.
Jon Micklefield, a member of the project committee says: “This is a very exciting scheme for Parwich. We are delighted the grant from Tarmac’s Landfill Community Fund has enabled us to achieve significant improvements in the club which is used for all sorts of events from bingo to bike rides!
“Whilst we are all missing being able to get out more and enjoy our local venues, for us the lockdown has given us an opportunity to progress the messy work inside the building more easily. We are looking forward to finishing the work, restrictions being relaxed and re-opening the improved facility for the whole community to enjoy.”
Darren Middleton, powders business manager, at Tarmac’s Ballidon Quarry, near Parwich, added: “Venues like this are so important to bring villagers together for social events. We are so pleased to have been able to award a grant from our Landfill Communities Fund for such a beneficial project. We look forward to hearing how busy the club is once it can re-open.”