Old Hose News
The Village Hall has been successful in winning financial support from Awards for All, Leicestershire County Council, Melton Borough Council and Clawson Hose & Harby Parish Council, for a plan to refurbish the kitchen. This will involve new windows, a new floor, a gas supply, as well as complete renewal of the equipment and fittings.
The work is due for completion in late August.
For further information contact Ian Smith
The Church Hall has been closed because of safety concerns.
For further information contact Mrs Gina Fletcher or Mrs Jean Mattocks (Churchwardens)
Funds for renovation work on the church roof in the past month has moved up a gear with 4 funders promising a total of £7,600 between them. After securing a grant of £65,000 from English Heritage in December 2005 many grant forms have been filled in and numerous letters written. Historic Churches Preservation Trust has promised to help with a grant of £1,500. Their declared aim is "Keeping Churches Alive". Churches are not just bricks and mortar but a cause to be passionate about. The HCPT is the only national charity offering funds to communities for essentials repairs to the fabric of churches and chapels in England and Wales, regardless of denomination and grade. Founded in 1953 it receives no financial assistance from either government or the church authorities, and survives entirely on voluntary contributions
Historic Churches Preservation Trust, 31 Newbury Street London EC1A 7HU Tel: 020 76006090 Web: www.historicchurches.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council for the Care of Churches have pledged £4,000 and WREN The Waste Recycling Environmental Group, have promised £2,000-00 towards the roof. Lastly The Parish Council for Long Clawson Hose and Harby will donate £100 for the roof when the building work is almost complete.
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First Published: June 2006