The move to renewable energy by fitting solar panels to the Long Memorial Hall, from Mansfield based firm CTS Solar, was made possible by the Parish Council and funds secured from the Government's Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) and Harrogate Borough Council Commuted Sum.
Councillor Jane Hare said: "Renewable energy is the future. With rising energy costs, increasing fuel poverty, and worrying predictions about our environment, we need to be looking at these alternative sources of energy very seriously. Photo Voltaic cells really do work and by having them on the village hall roof, residents can see how unobtrusive, yet effective, they are."
The panels will help reduce the costs of running the village hall and will provide a regular income over 25 years through the Government Feed-in Tariff.
The next phase in making our hall more sustainable will be to replace the outdated boilers, alongside renovation of the toilets and kitchen. Fundraising starts with our Car Boot Sale and afternoon tea from 1pm on Sunday 31st July in the Castle Field. Space is at a premium so don't delay - you can book your pitch now by contacting
(£10 per car, £20 per van).