Solar panels help hall make guaranteed income
2:00pm Monday 25th June 2012 in News
Colerne Village Hall is making its first guaranteed income since it was built 60 years ago because of electricity generated from 21 solar panels put up earlier this year.
Corsham Area Board gave £5,000 towards installation of the panels, which the hall match funded.
The panels have significantly reduced the electricity bills of the hall, built in 1955, which has lead to a reduction in hire rates for user groups.
Anne Nicholas, secretary for the village hall, said: “These solar panels are providing the first guaranteed income the hall has ever had.
“It means a massive reduction in our electricity bill and people using the hall can also benefit from these savings.”
Coun Alan MacRae, chairman of Corsham Area Board, said: “This hall is at the heart of village life.
"The guaranteed income provided by the solar panels means the hall can continue to be a focal point in Colerne for many years to come.”