During lockdown, the extensive refurbishment and remodel programme at the community centre was able to continue with contractors adhering to Government Guidance during these unprecedented times.
Internal decoration coupled with a new fire alarm and emergency lighting system has bought the Centre in to the 21st century without compromising the character of our beloved building.
Very soon the café extension will be completed and vital work will be undertaken to rotting window frames.
The community Centre remains closed until further notice. We truly can’t wait to share it with you all when we are allowed to reopen!
In 2018, the Town Council agreed a 2 year phase 1 repair and refurbishment for the community centre, following an extensive condition survey.
As part of a phased programme, those works requiring immediate attention, and to which will be carried out by 2020, include a new roof, internal lift, improved disabled access to the rear, opening up the foyer space to improve access, relocating the male toilets to the front of the building and general improvements addressing issues of damp and wear and tear throughout the building.
As part of repairs to the roof, the lantern light – an original feature of the building – will be restored. The 104 year old stained windows will be encased in new glazing to protect it for future generations to enjoy.