Holy Trinity Church Hall in Westward Ho! received £7,000 in the most recent round of funding awards made from the Coastal Community Fund. The fund was awarded to support refurbishments to the church hall.
With the hall originally being built in the 1930s it had remained largely untouched except for a kitchen refit which was undertaken around 5 years ago.
With a large apex roof, fluorescent tube lighting, lamp heaters, single glazed windows and varying floor levels through doorways the hall was in need of updates to ensure it was both energy efficient and accessible.
The project has seen the village hall transformed. New wider doorways and level thresholds now make the hall accessible to those using mobility scooters or wheelchairs. A floating ceiling with insulation, new LED lights, double glazing and panel heaters have turned the hall from a cold space into a warm and bright energy efficient space.
Since the work has been completed there has been positive feedback from the clubs and societies that use it regularly on how much nicer it is and interest from new potential bookings has also increased.
Church Warden/Committee Chairman, Peter Worrall says;
“Not only will these improvements benefit local groups who currently use the hall, but it will also enable us to provide an accessible and comfortable venue for more members of the local community and attract more groups and individuals to use the facility.”
On 5th May a coffee morning is being held in the hall welcoming people to come and see new improved facilities. Visit the Holy Trinity Facebook page to find out more.