Queen’s Hall set for electrical upgrade

Queen’s Hall in Charlestown is set to get an electrical and heating upgrade after councillors on the South and West Fife Area Committee agreed an award from the Local Community Planning budget.

The electrical wiring, general and emergency lighting and residual current circuit breakers within and throughout the Queen’s Hall will all be upgraded. This includes the entrance hall, foyer, toilets, recreation room, library, main hall and kitchen. In some areas the heating is also being upgraded.

The hall is currently run by a committee and the total costs of the necessary upgrades will be £20,625. The group have already successfully applied for £9,361 from the National Lottery. Today councillors agreed to award a further £8,000 from the Local Community Planning budget.

Convenor of the South and West Fife Area Committee, Cllr David Barrett, said “The hall committee have already been successful in their bid for funding from National Lottery. I’m really pleased that councillors have unanimously agreed to give a further £8,000 for the local budget.

“Queen’s Hall is an important local asset which plays a large part in the life of the village. The group who look after the hall have put a lot of time and effort into raising money so far and will raise the balance of the money needed through activity revenue and crowd funding. The award from the committee today will help them get so much closer to their target. “