Residents of the village of Tideswell, Derbyshire are excited to see work start on a new community hall after receiving a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
The Tideswell and District Voluntary Youth Club Committee started fundraising for the new hall after a fire destroyed the old wooden building in 2015. Construction work on the new building started in September 2020.
The new building will offer a versatile space, that will be suitable for use by a wide variety of community groups.
The group received a grant of £24,000 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund which is being used to install a new heating system, including air source heat pump, underfloor heating and a hot water system.
Kath Longden from the Youth Club Committee says: “We are really excited to be able to equip the building with a low carbon heating and hot water system which, together with a high insulation specification, will allow us to heat the building efficiently with a low carbon footprint.
“Including the air source heat pump technology at the earliest stage in the building’s construction is the most efficient way of incorporating it and we are delighted about being awarded the grant to enable this to happen.”
Chris Bradbury, Tarmac’s Tunstead Cement Plant manager adds: “It is great to hear that this village is finally to get a community hall after the tragic fire which destroyed its predecessor. As a company which is continually developing its own sustainability, Tarmac is really pleased to have been able to fund such a forward-thinking element of the building. We look forward to celebrating its opening and to hearing about the value the hall brings to a wide variety of different groups.”