A community centre in the Holme Valley is to have two new boilers thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund.

The boilers will be installed this summer at Brockholes Village Hall after it received almost £20,000 from the fund. One of the boilers is thought to be more than 35 years old.

The money has gone to the charity Brockholes Village Trust which will also enable it to install photo-voltaic panels to the roof of the Grade 2 listed hall’s toilet block. A listed building application was recently submitted for this.

Trust chairman David Wyles said: “This is tremendous news. We know the boilers are both old and inefficient and replacement of the heating system will not only allow us to improve efficiency, save energy and costs but will support local climate emergency initiatives and objectives.”

The £25,000 project will include wi-fi to allow heating to be set remotely and will complement other energy saving improvements, including draft proofing and the installation of energy-saving lighting. It all follows energy and heat loss surveys done with the support of Holme Valley Parish Council.

The hall is a popular venue, hosting a weekday before and after school club, Brocks, during term times and a wide range of activities and clubs for Holme Valley residents, private events and celebrations along with talks and presentations organised by the Trust.

Find out more on its website www.brockholesvillagetrust.org

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR (https://ah-pr.com/) specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.