THE NEWS story reported this morning on HU12 Online about the Paull Village Hall receiving almost £465,000 from the BIG Lottery Fund to build a new Village Hall is indeed a good-news story.
- HWRCC (Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council) have featured the story on their website:
- The Hull Daily Mail has printed a full-page feature to report the story:
- BBC Radio Humberside is in Paull this morning to speak to Paul Cross and other people from the village about this significant and historic piece of local news. You can listen online to the interviews and responses.
In submitting the bid to the Lottery, Chair of the Village Hall Committee Paul Cross described it as “probably one of the most significant events in the History of the Village”. The potential for developing that small rural community via its new village hall is tremendous – indeed the campaign over the last two years to prepare the funding bid, has in itself been transformational. The old existing hall may have been dilapidated, but the campaign for the new centre has seen usage of that building increase massively as villagers and community groups have been inspired by the idea of the new building.
- The news has already been greeted by local Ward representatives:
“Congratulations to all of the residents of Paull for winning this award from the Big Lottery Fund. It comes on the heels of the hard work of the whole community. The new village hall will provide a great location for everyone to gather and will give the whole village a boost.” Graham Stuart MPEast Riding Council Ward Member, Cllr John Dennis said: “The news about Paull’s Lottery Funding is excellent. I am astounded at the amount that has been obtained. I send my congratulations to the Village Hall Committee, and the Parish Council, and all concerned. What they have achieved so far is terrific, and the new Hall will not only bring long-term benefits to the village, it will look spectacular too!‘Localism’ is the buzz-word of the year, and the people of Paull have shown just what can be achieved when local groups of people get organised and work together for their community.”