Hall Developments & Projects
This work will be in part subject to the successful application for grant money.
- Install panels to both end walls in the main hall to cover bad brickwork, this to match existing pillar panels
- Replace roof area above bar and storage cupboard
- Install hatch shutter between kitchen and main hall. This is a safety issue as the current hatch is heavy and not easy to manage
- Refurbish and reseal the main hall floor
- Refurbish the car park
- Tidy around new block paving to install gravel boards and chippings
We are still hoping to set up a film club at the hall. We currently have a basic sound system projector and screen. All of this equipment has been borrowed so we intend to apply for a grant to install a proper system in the future
The walls and ceilings have now been painted, which just leaves the gloss painting to do.
Other Refurbishments/Improvements completed
- To improve the heating in the toilets we have installed lower suspended ceilings
- We have built a new bar in the main hall giving more space in the kitchen for food preparation and also make life easier on the bar staff.
- We have installed broadband and will make this available to our customers and supporters
- We have installed CCTV to protect our improved facilities
- The left hand storage cupboard has been boarded out and shelves fitted, improving storage space and reducing damp problems
- A new storage cupboard has been built in the foyer making it easier to access equipment and disposables for events.
- A solid chair cover has been built and installed in the foyer, enabling the storage of excess chairs.
Grand Open Day - April 13, 2013
Saturday April 13th saw the celebration following the completion of our 2012 Improvement Project. The doors opened at 3.30pm with a celebratory drink and a few nibbles. There was a display on our new notice board in the main hall detailing all the changes. This is now posted on our website.
Mr Gareth Thomas from WREN attended and was very complementary on both the quality of our application and the work carried out. WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by Waste Recycling Group (WRG) to the Landfill Communities Fund.
Sue Norman from BRCC (Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity) also attended. Sue was instrumental in pointing us towards WREN as a suitable supporter for our project.
Whilst many folk were away we still had a turnout of around 50 people with plenty of opportunity to chat. A very big thank-you to Jackie, Coral, Jan & Taff, Jo & Stewart and Tim for helping setup and providing refreshment for all.