Kimbolton residents and community groups are set to benefit following the installation of new state-of-the-art infrared heating panels and LED lighting in the Mandeville Hall.

The new infrared panels and lighting were funded by an £8,000 grant from WREN'S community action fund.

The hall is officially back up and running following a launch party held at the facility, in Thrapston Road, last Wednesday (May 25).

The hall provides a multipurpose facility for activities such as pilates, dance, carpet bowls and table tennis and also a monthly cinema, bingo, WI and flower club and an annual pantomime.

Robert Oliver, chairman of the Trustees of the Mandeville Hall said: "This vital improvement to our facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider community.

"We are extremely grateful to WREN for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support."

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated through the landfill communities fund.