Reducing carbon emissions
In an effort to cut the cost of its annual electricity bills and to reduce its carbon output, the Town Council have installed solar panels on the roof of Silloth Community Hall and installed LED lighting. Over the last 10 years, there has been considerable improvements to the building, with new UPVC windows, external rendering, new heating system, new kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as being decorated throughout. This has created a more inviting and useable facility for the local community.
The installation of solar panels will build upon the improvements already made to the building and ensure its long-term sustainability. The work has been funded by the Town Council, along with grants of £2,500 awarded by Cumbria Community Foundation from the Hellrigg Community Fund and £3,000 awarded by the Solway Firth Partnership from the Robin Rigg Community Fund for which we are grateful.
Prior to the pandemic, we had a lot of groups using the Community Hall on a regular basis which was great to see and included the following – Silloth Town Council, Holme Low Parish Council, Monday luncheon club, over 60’s group, Women’s Institute, Friends of Silloth Green, football club, sports association, woodcarvers, china painting, crafty club, heART group, various event committees, Silloth first responders, bible study group, Rainbows, exercise groups etc.
Now that covid restrictions have relaxed, we look forward to welcoming our groups back to the Community Hall. The main room is available for use and there is hand sanitiser available as you enter and leave the building.