Hearing Loop System for Aller Village Hall

Aller's village hall is now equipped with a hearing loop and public address system after a grant from South Somerset District Council (SSDC) was allocated to back-up fundraising within the village.  The Aller Village Hall Committee received £1,000 from SSDC's Area North community grants budget towards the cost of the improvements.  

The sound equipment helps people who use a hearing aid.  Through their personal hearing device, users hear sound transmitted on a PA system without the interference of background noise.

Aller village hall also meets the access requirements of people with mobility problems and the committee hopes their package of improvements will now encourage more bookings and bring greater financial stability.

The total cost of the project was £3,250.  The management committee received help from Aller Parish Council as well as contributing from the hall's resources.

Stuart Haynes, who is on the hall committee, says:  "The hall is much needed as it's the only community-owned venue for village groups and social events."

Councillor Gerard Tucker, who represents the Aller ward on South Somerset District Council, says:  "A well-maintained village hall is an essential part of helping a community to flourish.  It is vitally important for any community to be totally inclusive, especially small rural settlements where there are often limitations on the activities provided.  Ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate is essential.  The parishioners of Aller and users of the village hall will find the hearing loop of enormous benefit to their enjoyment."

You can find out more about how the District Council supports local areas by visiting www.southsomerset.gov.uk/communities

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