Marnhull, with a population of 2000 people, lies in the Blackmore Vale and is well provided for with churches, shops and pubs. It is an active community with many sports clubs and organisations which meet regularly at the Village Hall. The hall is situated in the heart of the village adjacent to the Recreation Ground, Cricket Pitch, Tennis Courts and a Children’s Play area.
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Recent Improvement work at the Village Hall - Low Carbon DorsetPhotovoltaic Panels have been installed on the roof of the Village Hall and all of the light fittings have been replaced with low energy LED units. The new lighting will reduce the energy bills of the Hall substantially and the panels will produce an excess of electricity that will be exported to the grid. The panels are estimated to produce in excess of 8megawatts of electricity per annum. Combined with the lower usage from the hall a surplus of approximately 4mwatts could be achieved for which we will be paid, not very much but any income is welcome. The logical next step would be the installation of a battery system to store the excess energy produced so that power generated during the day can be used in the evening or when the sun is not shining. That obviously will require funding and must wait for a time when there are not quite so many other calls on the generosity of the village. This project could not have happened without the generous support ofDorset Council and the European Regional Development Fund