Kingsley Village
in the heart of Cheshire

Press Release


Funding approved for refurbishment of Village Hall at Kingsley & Newton Village Institute, Top Road, Kingsley, Cheshire.


The people of Kingsley are to get an extensive refurbishment of their Village Institute building thanks to a £32,830 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to provide a new gas-fired central heating system; an electrical upgrade throughout the building; loft and cavity wall insulation; replacement of the roofline, and new windows and doors throughout. All of this will improve energy efficiency at the Institute.

Steve Roberts, KNVI Chairman, believes the improved facility will benefit the people of Kingsley. He says : “This project will be of real benefit to the people of Kingsley. It is fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we are looking forward to the improvements taking shape over the next few months”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Cheshire, says: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefitting families and community groups across Kingsley.”

Mr Roberts hopes that the improved facilities will be in use by the 2017 May Bank Holiday.


For further press information please contact Steve Roberts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel. 01928 788186

Notes to editors:

  • Kingsley & Newton Village Institute was established in the 1920s to provide community facilities. It is a village hall with outdoor facilities (bowling green and tennis courts) for the use of the inhabitants of Kingsley & Newton and beyond.

  • WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit

  • FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the LCF tax credits that are generated by its operations to WREN, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites.

  • The Landfill Communities Fund – any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (Los) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 6.8%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenues & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax


Find us on Facebook

Latest Events

Click here for full calendar