A project to install new washroom toilet facilities and a wheelchair accessible toilet at Ide Hill Village Hall near Sevenoaks has been completed, thanks to a £23,000 grant from Enovert Community Trust.
The male and female washroom facilities have been completely refurbished and a new accessible toilet has been installed to enable disabled people to access the facilities.
Dominic Rossi is Treasurer of Ide Hill Village Hall Trust, which maintains the Hall. He said: “The washroom facilities were very dilapidated and the hall did not previously have an accessible toilet. We have been trying for many years to raise funds to refurbish the hall and one of our highest priorities was to make the toilets accessible for wheelchair users and to give warm, hygienic facilities for the community.
“We are incredibly grateful to Enovert Community Trust for its generous grant, without which the project would not have been possible at this time.”
Ide Hill Village Hall is used by a wide range of local community groups and clubs and is available to hire for birthday parties and other recreational purposes. A pre-school also operates from the hall, providing local families with vital nursery provision.
Enovert Community Trust provided a grant of £23,217 through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), an innovative tax credit scheme that enables Landfill Operators to contribute money to a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites.
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Enovert Community Trust said: "The Trustees were delighted to support this project, which will ensure that the Village Hall can continue to serve the people of Ide Hill and the surrounding areas.”