Vital funds to regenerate Epworth hall

The Imperial Hall in Epworth.
The Imperial Hall in Epworth.
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A welcome grant for a community group in Epworth will see a building in the heart of town spruced up for visitors and townsfolk.

Epworth Imperial Hall in Chapel Street has received almost £8,000 for a raft of internal refurbishment.

Two weeks ago Isle MP Andrew Percy, leader of North Lincolnshire Town Council and Epworth councillor Liz Redfern, and fellow Epworth ward member Coun David Robinson met with the Epworth Imperial Hall Users’ Committee.

The group of tireless volunteers were presented with a grant to enable them to buy new furniture, fixtures and fittings for the well used hall.

The grant totalled £7,920 and marked a significant contribution towards the regeneration of the hall, which has needed an influx of cash for some time.

Isle MP Andrew Percy said: “The Imperial Hall is a central part of the Isle of Axholme and is a vital part of community life. With this investment by North Lincolnshire Council it has done a great deal to regenerate this well used building. I have to say I must praise and thank the volunteers who run the centre. Without the work they do there would be no building for residents to use and enjoy.”

Coun Liz Redfern echoed Andrew Percy’s comments and added: “The refurbishment of the hall has done a great deal to enhance the building. Everyday when I walk past the hall, I see a busy building enabling a range of different activities to take place. It takes a great deal of effort to run a successful hall and without the volunteers nothing could be achieved. I am proud that through the community grant pot we started in 2011 we have been able to support the regeneration of this important venue.”