East Cambs pledge £180,000 for improvements at Gardiner Memorial Hall


East Cambridgeshire District Council has pledged to provide £180,000 to Burwell Parish Council to undertake improvements to Gardiner Memorial Hall.


The decision, which was approved unanimously by members of the Council’s Finance and Assets Committee yesterday evening, agrees to grant £180,000 from the Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding to go towards the first phase of the improvements planned for Gardiner Memorial Hall in Burwell.


The first phase includes improvements to the kitchen, stage, toilets and utilities, as well as, insulating the roof and installing double glazed windows and LED lighting.


It was also agreed in principle to provide future funding for phase two of the improvement project and further details will be brought to a future Finance and Assets Committee meeting. This will comprise of a new build extension to create a flexible multi-purpose meeting space including two business hub pods.


Councillor David Brown, chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee for East Cambridgeshire District Council, said:

“I am thrilled that we have been able to make a difference to such a worthy project. Community Infrastructure Levy funding is there to support growth and development in the district, and this does exactly that.

“I am also glad to see how quick we have been able to press ahead with delivering funding to Gardiner Memorial Hall. The project was added to the CIL infrastructure List at the last Full Council on 23rd February and just over one month later we are already making our first contribution.”


View more details and the agenda item from last night’s Finance and Assets Committee