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Iceni Magazine | May 19, 2018

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Newton Flotman Village Centre Awarded National Lottery Funding

Newton Flotman, Newton, Flotman, Village, Centre, Awarded, National, Lottery, Funding

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded Newton Flotman Village Centre a grant of £4,643 to install state of the art audio visual equipment.

An electric 2.4m widescreen, HD projector and hearing loop are just some of the new equipment which will help re-vitalise social activities in Newton Flotman.

Newton Flotman’s village shop closed almost five years ago, and its only pub closed last year, leaving the village with no community hub. After consulting widely in the village, and after discussions with regular users of the Village Centre, such as Newton Flotman Football Club and Newton Flotman Preschool, the management committee came up with the idea of installing a big screen, projector and speakers, so the building could be used for a wide variety of social events.

The new equipment will enable the Village Centre to hold cinema evenings, set up a social club and show live sporting events. The equipment will also be available to anybody hiring the Village Centre for parties and events.

Newton, Flotman, Village, Centre, Awarded, National, Lottery, Funding

Chairman Barry Adams prepares for a cinema evening

The installation of the new audio visual equipment is the latest in a long line of projects happening at Newton Flotman Village Centre, including installing free unlimited Wi-Fi, re-designing the logo and signage, building a new website and refurbishing the entire children’s play area.

Chairman Barry Adams said “The Village Centre’s management committee is working really hard to try and re-vitalise community life in Newton Flotman, and the award of this grant will make a big difference to what we can do. I am very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund, and of course to all the players of the National Lottery.”

Newton Flotman Village Centre hopes to launch its first cinema evening later this month, and already has plans in place to use the big screen for other social events in the near future.


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