HORIZON NEWS - 29.11.2018

Former Llanddona school looks forward to a warmer future

The former Ysgol Gynradd Llanddona building will be more energy efficient and ready to welcome more local people, thanks to a donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.
Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall Trustees applied to Horizon for funding support to fit new heating controls and provide better loft insultation, increasing the energy efficiency of the building.  The donation also enabled the team to buy decorating materials, personal protective equipment (PPE) and a work platform, so volunteers can brighten up the inside of the building with a lick of paint.
Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall is a charitable trust that provides a range of events and facilities for local people.  The group holds many events in the village hall, but decided to relocate its activities to Ysgol Gynradd Llanddona, so the community could access better facilities.  The school building will be a thriving venue for many community groups, including Young Farmers, Côr Cymuned, local produce markets and public meetings. 
Jean Matthews, Vice-Chair of Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall, said: “We’ve been fundraising for a few years and raised enough money to buy and improve the former village school but, unfortunately, the old hall was so cold and damp that some classes had to stop.
“We’re so grateful for Horizon’s donation, which will allow us to start up these classes again once the new building has reached a suitable standard.  We hope the work will be completed in early spring – our team of volunteers are keen to get started and are already on standby!”
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “We’re pleased that our donation will help Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall Trustees to improve the energy efficiency of the former school and host even more classes for the local community.  It plays such an important role in Llanddona and we’re glad to help them continue their good work.”
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Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion-pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.