THURLOXTON village hall is to have a set of new tables after winning a £1,700 National Lottery Awards for All grant.

The committee will replace the existing 20-year-old heavy tables with modern lightweight ones which are easier to use.

Chairman Norman Harvey said: “We’re thrilled to get this award – for a small organisation like ours this is a large sum.

“It will benefit all the community as the tables are far more suitable.

“We’ve worked very hard over the past few years to refurbish the hall, and this grant enables us to complete another improvement to the facilities.”

The hall is used for social events, meetings, performances and smaller exhibitions – for details call Mr Harvey on 01823-413748.