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£50k grant helping to improve Vale community facility

Money has been given to a bowls club in Long Crendon, to improve their clubhouse.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00pm 25th April 2020. 2-minute read.

£50k grant helping to improve Vale community facility

Bowlers and villagers are set to get an improved club house at Long Crendon thanks to a £50k grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The money will be used improve the whole of the interior of the clubhouse and will provide a large function room which will be available to hire by local groups.

Frank Ashurst, Manager of the Long Crendon Centennial Project believes the improved facility will make a huge difference to the Village Community.

He says:

"This project will provide a real boost to the club which celebrates 100 years in 2021 but will benefit local community groups in the Long Crendon area which need to hire a large a function room.  

"It is fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we are really looking forward to our Clubhouse taking shape over the next few months in time to celebrate our centennial year."

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation's local grant manager says:

"We are delighted to be supporting the Bowls Club to improve a much-loved facility for the local community.

"The improvements couldn't take place without the help of volunteers who are carrying out key pieces of work and we look forward to work starting on site shortly".

Frank Ashurst hopes the new improved Clubhouse will be ready for use by 1st April 2021.

The Clubhouse was originally part of the old Long Crendon School but was taken over by LCBC in 1985 and number of bowlers remember going to school there before it was closed.

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