Grant boost for Boynton Village Hall

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GAS storage company Centrica is continuing to dish out money to the local community and Boynton Village Hall is the latest enterprise to benefit from a grant.

The village has been awarded £36,793.95 from the Caythorpe Community Support Fund for much needed improvements to its community building.

It follows the £55,957 already donated to neighbouring parish, Rudston, which is using its grant money to build a new play park in the village.

Centrica Storage Limited, which is developing land close to the villages into a gas storage site, is honouring its promise to invest a total of £150,000 into the local community, and Boynton village hall is the second of three successful applicants to receive a share of the money.

It will be used to install solar panels on the roof of the village hall, which will help pay for the its future utility bills, with any surplus electricity being sold back to the National Grid.

The village hall floor will also be replaced, creating a more durable surface that will cater for a wider range of activities for the local community.

A new village hall website is also part of the project, with a portion of the funding going towards a resource to provide information about the parish, including the history of the area and the current activities at the village hall and in the community.

Janet Brannan, chair of Boynton Parish Council, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our application for major improvements for the village hall has been accepted.

“The funds that Centrica Storage Limited has allocated to us will make a huge difference – one that will make the hall more sustainable now and in the future.

“We are all really excited about the prospect of a more energy efficient facility with scope for expanding the services we can offer.

“Our new website will also help us to promote the hall more widely and hopefully this will result in more users and visitors. Since taking over the Caythorpe project, we have been very impressed with the way in which Centrica Storage Limited has tried to become an active and integrated part of community life.”

Glenn Sibbick, project director at Centrica Storage Limited, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to provide funding for the village of Boynton.

“The project that the committee has proposed is one that we feel will have a positive impact on the village hall and the wider community.”

You can see the hall’s new website by visiting