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Freethorpe Village Hall is pleased to announce that Project 21 (The Village Hall and Social Club refurbishment) funded by a £48,684 grant from Wren and a £40,000 grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation is now complete.

The official opening will be on Sat 31st May at 11am. Keith Simpson MP will be conducting the opening ceremony with County Councillor Mr Brian Iles also in attendance.

The venue will be open for everyone to have a look around immediately after the opening and all are welcome to view our excellent refurbished facilities.

The mission for Project 21 was to make our Village Hall fit for purpose in the 21st century. The project has created a sustainable, energy efficient and modern venue for the many community groups, sporting clubs, social club members and the general public through private hire that use the venue.

The completed Project 21 will ensure that venue continues to be the focal point of the local rural community for many years to come.

Freethorpe Village hall are pleased to announce a massive funding grant of up to £48,664 towards the costs of refurbishing the Village Hall and Lounge from Wren.

This grant will transform our Village Hall into a modern, well insulated, fuel efficient and disabled friendly venue for the whole community to use and enjoy.

Project manager and Vice Chairman Stephen Smith said “On behalf of the Village hall management committee, the Social club and all parishioners I would like to send a huge thank you to Wren. This grant will benefit hundreds of people of all ages who use the venue for both sporting and community activities”.

WREN is a not-for-profit organisation who administer the Landfill Communities Fund of FCC Environment, who operate a number of landfill sites across the country.

Editors notes to be added onto the end of any press release:

WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by FCC Environment as part of a voluntary environmental tax credit scheme called the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £175m to more than 6,500 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site.


Refurbishment will take place from 17th March 2014 with a 8 week projected duration. The Social Club will be closed during this period and Village Hall based activities will be limited with most being transfered to the pavilion. We aplogise for the distruption to activities for this short period.Please note we will not be able to host private hire functions during the refurbishment.


Freethorpe Village Hall is the Focal point of the local community.It provides the venue and the facilities for local community groups and sporting clubs to participate in community and sporting activities.At a well managed,safe and affordable venue.


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