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    Sennen Churchtown Hall, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7AD


    Sennen Churchtown Hall Renewable Energy Project - SOLAR PANELS for our new roof - creating a more sustainable future!

    We need YOU to vote for our Project

    Who we are and what our project is all about?

    Sennen Churchtown Hall (SCTH) is the first and last hall in the United Kingdom mainland and has been invaluable to the village of Sennen for over a century.

    Standing within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Sennen is a remote village, less than a mile from Land’s End; consequently its Hall is a social lifeline for the local community. In the 1980s the Community came together to manage the Hall and in 2002 it was granted charity status.

    The Hall provides a welcoming venue for various groups to meet and is the only village hall for miles around which has a stage. It also benefits from a large outdoor grassy space, making it attractive for special occasions, theatrical groups, auctions and many other activities.

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    What do we want to achieve?

    SCTH Renewable Energy Project is part of a bigger long-term project – the first and essential part has to be a new roof but will hopefully be followed by an extension to the Hall. The aim of the project is not just to meet the changing demands of the present local community but also to create a centre which will be used and enjoyed by future generations.

    After much fundraising and support from the local community, Cornwall Council, CRCC and the Big Lottery, we are now finally in a position to replace the roof. This is urgently required due to the dire condition of the existing one, which is unlikely to withstand the Atlantic gales of another winter.

    Replacing the roof is also the perfect time to install solar panels for a greener energy system. By applying for the M&S grant we are hoping to complement those monies raised from local support, to fund a solar panel system for our new roof.

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    Pictures above: Yoga classes and one of our biannual fundraising auctions.

    The benefits of the project

    With solar panels installed, we will:

    • Improve the rural environment - greener energy provision and increased carbon efficiency.
    • Decrease our annual energy expenditure, allowing the savings to help with the Hall’s maintenance costs.
    • Make the Hall more inviting for the local and wider Community to enjoy more opportunities with access to classes, events and training, thus enhancing life skills and well-being.
    • Create a comfortable meeting place attracting more people to come together and benefit from a wider range of events and creative opportunities.

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         Pictures above: Creative moments at the Hall.

    How can YOU support our project?

    We need YOU to vote for our Project, to help us achieve the final essential ingredient - the SOLAR PANELS FOR THE NEW ROOF OF SENNEN CHURCHTOWN HALL! We are so very grateful for your vote and support as our ultimate aim is to achieve a welcoming and comfortable common space for all to enjoy! Please join us!

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       Pictures above: Tea party and Christmas fair at the Hall.

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       Pictures above: Back views of Sennen Churchtown Hall, showing the roof (with its multiple 'historic repairs').

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


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      A BIG THANK YOU for supporting us! Please let us know if you wish to be registered as a lifetime Friend of Sennen Churchtown Hall entered in their Book Of Supporters and on the Hall’s website ‘Thank You’ page. As a thank you, we will reserve for 5 of these generous supporters a complimentary ticket to one of the Hall's evening events.

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