Bethan Evans, Reporter
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
RESIDENTS from Brent Knoll are celebrating after work started on the £95,000 extension project of their parish hall.
Building work started on April 10 and once finished the village will have a new meeting room, store room and disabled toilet.
This increase in facilities will enable the hall to cater for more local groups that would like to hold their meetings in the village.
Bob Filmer, chairman of Brent Knoll parish hall, said: “On a number of occasions we have had to turn away prospective users because the main hall is so well used and time slots have not been available.
“Our existing meeting room, the Nuttall Room, is adjacent to the main hall and although well used, it does have the draw back that if groups that generate noise, such as youth groups and dance groups, are in the main hall the noise can have an impact on users of the Nuttall Room.”
The new extension will make another room available that can work independently from the main hall.
The project is being part funded by £20,000 of community cash from environmental firm Viridor, in addition to grants from Nuttall Trust and Brent Knoll parish council. A loan from Charity Bank has also been acquired and work is due to be completed in July.