Residents celebrate village hall's eco-makeover success
Cheers rang out across a clay country village as residents triumphed in a competition to give their community hall an eco-makeover worth £10,000.
Roche Victory Hall scooped the Calor Eco-Community of the Year competition.
Run with the Western Morning News, the competition was launched earlier this year.
Local residents were asked to vote for their community building explaining why it deserved the upgrade.
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The hall in Roche, near St Austell, made it on to a list of 15 finalists. A public vote followed and the hall won more than 2,500 votes.
Around 12,000 votes were received for buildings across the Westcountry.
Calor experts now kit the hall out with environmentally friendly technology such as roof-mounted solar panels, insulation or an energy efficient boiler.
Resident Brian Higman, who nominated the hall said: "We've been working for some time now to improve Roche Victory Hall. However, we were very keen to do more to improve the eco-credentials of the building and having solar panels installed was very much on our wish list. This fantastic competition will now help us realise this vision for Roche hall.
Alastair Lovell of Calor, said: "This competition has been a huge success and has demonstrated the passion that local communities have for their shared spaces."