Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

Former Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme

Former St Oswald Church Hall, Keadby

Andrew recently joined Cllr Julie Reed for a visit to the former St Oswald Church Hall in Keadby.

Following the visit, Andrew said, "As residents may remember, your local Conservative team, Cllrs John Briggs and Julie Reed and myself, were proud to have saved this facility for the community. We sadly lost John Briggs recently, but I know that this is one of the many projects across the North of the Isle he was proud to have been associated with and to have delivered for the benefit of the local community.

"Cllr Julie Reed and I recently met at the hall to see the ongoing work to improve the facility now that we have saved it for the public. Using the 'Bid Writing Service' I set up to help support local community groups and projects - which has now raised well over £2 million for local good causes - we have been able to secure lots of funding to renovate the now rebranded 'Keadby Village Hall'. This has been made possible thanks to the dedication of local volunteers who I thank for their work on this project.

"The funding we have been able to attract for this project includes -

  • £70,000 to help buy the property funded by the North Lincs Enhanced and Prosperous Pot.
  • £36,000 UKSPF Levelling-Up funding from the Government for structural work, kitchen and electrical and new roof on extension.
  • £9,611 North Lincs Council Community Grant pot for heating/air conditioning system. This is the fund the Conservatives set up when we took over running the Council.
  • £26,000 SSE Axholme North Fund for flooring and decorating.
  • £3,900 Axholme North SSE Fund for new chairs and Tables cooker and kitchen equipment.

"The building was in a fairly deprived state and needed a lot of work and, as you can see from the photos, the downstairs now looks really good and is open to be hired by local groups. Lots of work remains to be done on the upstairs.

"Well done to everybody involved in helping to save this property as a community facility. Phase 2 planning is well underway, and we hope to have more good news in the future!""

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