n IF you would like to apply to Calverts Community Chest Scheme, please write to James Calvert, Calverts Carpets, Station Road, Nawton, York, YO62 7RG. Applications can also be handed in at the Scarborough store.
A VILLAGE hall near Scarborough has a brand new floor thanks to a business’s ongoing community scheme.
Members of the Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall committee heard about the Calverts Carpets Community Chest Scheme after seeing an article in the Evening News.
Vice chairman Terry Oulton said: “One of the things we needed to do at the hall was get some new non-slip vinyl flooring in the kitchen area.
“We’re in the process of carrying out upgrading work, such as renewing the kitchen units.
“We’re really pleased with the new flooring. The other one had been down quite a few years and was getting worn and faded.
“We’d had the kitchen decorated, which really highlighted the fact that the floor needed doing.”
The kitchen is used to provide lunches at the hall’s weekly “Pop In” club, with food provided by the Woman’s Royal Voluntary Service.
The hall also hosts a number of social events, such as bingo games.
Mr Oulton thanked committee member Barbara Hill for applying for the floor.
He added: “We are very grateful to Calverts and to the fitter Steve Richardson, who gave his time for free.”
Paul Colley, manager at Calverts Carpets in St Thomas Street, said the scheme is the company’s way of giving something back to the community.
He explained: “It doesn’t have to be a registered charity. Any group can get in touch which is a good, worthy cause.
“It may be a group which caters for children or elderly people, or does good work in the community.
“We look at every application that comes through and assess them carefully. And if a group misses out one month, they may get it the next.”
Applicants in the past have included churches, schools and village halls.
Mr Colley said: “It was really nice to be able to help them out at Burniston. A lot of people use the hall for various different activities.
“Before that we helped out a church at South Cliff and had a great response from them.”