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Helping warm up Huby Hall

Published on Tuesday, 21st July 2020

Making a Difference grant helps warm up Huby Hall

A community who are proud to own their own shop and village hall are making further improvements to the hall thanks to council cash.

The village of Huby near Easingwold is using £3,500 from Hambleton District Council’s Making a Difference Fund to help insulate and re-clad the hall to help it retain its warmth.


Since 2016 people have come forward and supported the hall with renovations, general maintenance, bookings and supporting events.

 Acting Chair of Huby Menorial Village Hall, Elaine Corden said: “It is the hub of activities which makes this vibrant village even more special to live in.

“We have been very fortunate to have had a local joiner in the village who could carry out this work for us during the lockdown period. He was able to source materials and work with his son who came back home from university.  The staining is also being undertaken by two local volunteers who are working a safe distance apart

“This part of the renovations are almost complete and we hope it will not be too long before the hall can be used again.”

And Ward Member Cllr Di Watkins who supported  the application said: “The hall has not only been re-clad but, most importantly, has been insulated for the first time in its life. We hope that this potential extra warmth will make a huge difference to the enjoyment of all of the hall users, our green credentials and to our heating costs later on in the year.”


  • Cash for the Making a Difference scheme comes from ongoing cost savings that councillors are reinvesting into the local community. Each scheme must meet one of the council’s key priorities – driving economic vitality, enhancing health and wellbeing, caring for the environment and providing a special place to live. And each must show that there is community involvement and represents value for money.