Buckinghamshire Building Society have awarded a grant to the Chalfont St Giles Memorial Hall Trust Committee.

This has enabled the Committee to install WiFi in the Memorial Hall.

The work has now been completed and all fire alarms have also been connected via Wi-Fi to selected mobile phones which will trigger a phone alert in case of fire.

Tony Hoare, Chairman of Trustees Chalfont St Giles Memorial Hall, said: “Using your generous grant, we have been able to give our users an extra facility and a much safer hall to use, as the fire alarms are all linked into the Wi-Fi.”

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Installing the system has a number of benefits for future hall bookings:

• For general hall users, web access is now available for presentations.

• Improved mobile phone, tablet and PC access for web and email.

• Web access available for the Infant School for educational purposes.

• Linked fire alarms connected via Wi-Fi in order to give phone warnings to selected mobile phones in case of fire.

Gerard O’Keeffe, CEO at Buckinghamshire Building Society, said: “We operate across the whole of England and Wales and are proud of our position as the only independent financial institution in Buckinghamshire.

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“Based in Chalfont St Giles, of course we have a particular affinity to the village. We were delighted to provide this financial support in order to make the Memorial Hall safer for users and bring the facilities up to date with Wi-Fi access.”

In recent months they have also provided financial support for the fireworks display, the Christmas lights switch-on as well as volunteer helpers for the village show.