Pub to use grant to buy outdoor dining pods and pizza oven
- Credit: Blue Bell Campaign
A west Norfolk pub will use a £20,000 grant to create an outdoor area including seating pods and a pizza oven.
The Blue Bell Community Pub and Café, in Stoke Ferry, has been granted £19,261 from Norfolk County Council's Social Infrastructure Fund.
The funds will be used to create two new community areas at the pub, including a community group meeting room.
It will see an existing extension restored so that it can be used by groups including Stoke Ferry and District History Group.
An outside space including an all-weather pergola, four covered seating pods and a wood-fired pizza oven, gas barbecue and secure metal storage shed will also be added.
You may also want to watch:
Stephen Ward, chairman of the community benefit society at Stoke Ferry Community Enterprise Limited, which purchased the Blue Bell, said: "The fact that we were awarded the full amount that we sought against such stiff competition is a great vote of confidence from Norfolk County Council and recognition of the value of community owned and run pubs and local services."
In July, villagers in Stoke Ferry celebrated officially buying the pub after a campaign which received the backing of Stephen Fry.
- 1 Mum's heartfelt tribute to daughter who died in A47 collision
- 2 Fire crews rush to a crash near Norfolk village
- 3 Two men in critical condition as multiple people stabbed
- 4 Police swoop on Norwich address
- 5 Rail services affected after person hit by train
- 6 Asda and Amazon urgently recall items due to safety concerns
- 7 Norwich cat torturer who murdered pensioner ‘planned to carry on killing’
- 8 Swathes of new homes for village move step closer with new planning bid
- 9 Farm worker fined after hay bales fall off trailer and hit car
- 10 Secluded Broads farmhouse in almost 11 acres goes up for sale