project aims to cut energy bills at Highbridge Community Hall
Community Hall could soon be partly powered by the sun if a new
£8,000 project to cut the costs of running the facilities
gets the go-ahead.
group that operates the building in Market Street wants to install
up to 16 solar panels on its roof to cut its energy bills and
lower running costs.
centre is seeking thousand of pounds of grant funding for the
project from local councils.
Rosemary Parsons told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The hall is located
in one of Sedgemoors most deprived areas - there's not a
lot of money about in the town and this project will help us to
keep costs down and pass on the savings to users."
added: "We've had the scheme costed up to install 12-16 solar
panels on the front apex of the building, and we'd like to go
ahead this year if possible."
District Council's Grants Award Sub Committee is currently considering
the hall's application for £2,000 of the total project cost.
Charitable organisation Communities First in Highbridge has earmarked
£1,700 to the project, while Burnham and Highbridge Town
Council is also considering a grant of £1,000.
project comes amid concerns that there may be increased competition
in the future from other public meeting areas, such as the YMCA's
new facilities at the Highbridge Hotel, as we recently reported