Funding secured to renovate a former waiting room!
Holme Low has secured funding towards the renovation of the former waiting room building located at the entrance to the cemetery at Causewayhead, near Silloth. A grant of £10,000 has been awarded by Cumbria Community Foundation from the Hellrigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.
“On behalf of the project group I would like to thank Hell Rigg wind farm for their kind donation of £10,000 towards our project for the refurbishment of the old waiting room at Causewayhead grave yard. And a special thanks must go to our Parish Clerk, Wendy Jameson for her hard work and determination in securing the funding on behalf of the working group. Details of the project can be seen on our website www.holmelow-pc.org.uk. Many thanks.” Duncan Findlay, Project Group Chairman.
There have been complaints from members of the public about the poor condition of the building which has been allowed to fall into disrepair in recent years and about the lack of any toilet facilities and adequate water supply. The Parish Council took this on board and have negotiated and secured a lease of the building from Allerdale Borough Council.
The project will restore the former waiting room building which has a certain character which should be preserved and put to better use. The project will provide accessible toilet facilities for visitors to the cemetery and a water supply for people putting flowers on the graves of their loved ones. Visitors have had to bring their own water in recent years. The building will provide shelter and a resting place for visitors to the cemetery. There are also plans to include interpretative panels about the history of the airfield and the Commonwealth war graves, with details of where to obtain further information.