Ide Memorial Hall recently received £20,000 from the Coastal Community Fund to support the overall hall refurbishments.
The hall was handed over to the village of Ide in 1950 and is now managed by trustees. Used by local groups the income has seen the hall maintained over the years but, with damp creeping in and inside areas beginning to look a bit tatty it was time to start work to bring things up to date.
The overall work required has been split into phases and has so far seen the rear annexe damp proofed, roof repairs undertaken, toilets and kitchen updated. The most recent phase supported by the Coastal Community Fund focused on the main hall and saw the following work completed; the old stage removed, new flooring laid, the ceiling insulated, electrics within the area re-done, a new boiler installed and the area given a fresh lick of paint.
This work has made the hall more inviting and provides a space that can now be used by many, for a mixture of activities.
David Williams, Ide Memorial Hall Management Committee said:
“The outstanding support the community received from the Coastal Recycling Fund and GrantScape has been instrumental in achieving the renovation of the Ide Memorial Hall.”
With great steps made in the renovations to date the team are now focused on the next phases which will include; new floor surfaces, furniture and the installation of new AV equipment.