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Talk talk about windfall of £660 for Shrivenham Memorial Hall
11:42am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A VILLAGE hall is getting some welcome funding, thanks to a new sponsor.
Phone and internet provider Talk Talk will sponsor Shrivenham Memorial Hall to the tune of £660 for the next 12 months.
The funding will go towards the upkeep of the premises and repairing the roof.
Residents in Shrivenham, Watchfield and Longcot will also benefit from a £50,000 technology investment by TalkTalk, which is expanding its Next Generation Network to provide residents with access to fast broadband.
Shrivenham Memorial Hall was opened in 1926 and has been a focal point for the village ever since.
The hall is used by a number of residents in the village as well as being a popular wedding venue and location for a variety of other commercial enterprises.
The hall has suffered through the years and is in need of repair so the trustees are raising money to give it a facelift.
Richard Bartle, a trustee of Shrivenham Memorial Hall, said: “ At the moment we are going through a process of doing up the hall, it is in need of some drastic work and we are relying on the community to raise the money.
“Talk Talk have given us £660 towards this and in return we have just got to put up a sign.
“We are very pleased with the contribution will be put towards the costs of repairing our leaking roof.“ Tristia Clarke, commercial director at TalkTalk, said: “We are proud to be supporting the fantastic work being done at Shrivenham Memorial Hall.
“The hall is a hub for community activities and a real asset to the area. We wish the centre every success with their endeavours over the coming months.”