The Community Centre Committee is very pleased to be able to announce that the new heating and hot water system has been commissioned and is ready to go. The conversion from oil to gas has taken a lot longer to complete than expected, though the Covid lock-down did contribute to this in a major way.
Vice-Chair Sue Hardacre said " CW&C realised some time ago that the original oil-fired heating system was getting towards the end of it's useful life and breakdowns and repairs were starting to become expensive. Two energy efficient, gas condensing boilers have replaced the two large oil boilers and they have been paired with a much more sophisticated computer controlled timing system that will allow for more precise temperature settings within the building. The Committee have to pay just over half of the heating bills (based on floor space) so a more efficient system should be reflected in the bills we pay."
The hot water system has also been upgraded and the electric immersion heater, regularly prone to breakdowns in recent winter months, has been replaced by a separate gas-fired boiler ensuring a constant supply of water at a constant temperature around the building.
The removal of the oil system also means that the oil storage tank will be removed releasing a space that the Committee hope to renovate and convert to extra storage.
Sue said " The Council has made a significant investment in their building and the community will benefit from this for many years to come.This financial support is regularly matched by investments made by the Committee from the funds generated by all who use the building so that the village can have a Community Centre Centre to be proud of."