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Britannia Hall

08 May 2018

The Britannia Hall Committee was established in 1952 to maintain the village hall in Dunnet for the community.

Britannia Hall is a vital community hub offering a wide programme of activities including badminton, bowling and tripudeo (a gentle exercise class for older people), hand spinning, SWRI meetings and a gardening club. It plays host to community gatherings and events such as bingo evenings, a Burns Supper and Christmas party, and the Marymas Fair are all held in the hall.

The Hall is also used for vital services such as polling and a drop in post office and bank.

The Hall car park was a very poor state of repair in stark contrast to the well maintained modern hall.

With a high proportion of older and less able people using the hall, the poor carparking facilities created a risk of trips and falls.

The group received a grant of £4,300 from the Stoupster Community Fund to help remove the existing car park surface and replace, level and seal with new tarmac.

The grant helped cover one third of the total project costs with one third being awarded by the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund and the remaining costs from the groups own local fundraising efforts.

The result is a much more welcoming car park which reflects the well maintained hall. And hall users can now use the car park without fear of tripping or damaging their car.

Committee Member Margaret Calder said: “The grant has been very much appreciated by all car park and hall users. It has increased use of the hall facilities by people less able physically and wheelchair users due to the smooth surface. It is much less bumpy to come through our car park.”

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