Village celebrates opening its Jubilee Room
PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 September 2012
VILLAGERS in Brent Knoll turned out to see the unveiling of a new community facility which has gone from concept to completion in just two years.
The parish hall’s new Jubilee Room – named in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne – was formally opened on Saturday.
It includes a meeting room with tea point, storeroom, and disabled toilets.
A crowd of 60-plus people saw the area’s MP Tessa Munt and former parish hall secretary Francs James – a long-term village resident – share the privilege of cutting the ribbon on the new wing.
Parish hall chairman Bob Filmer thanked all those who had contributed funding towards the project, including Brent Knoll Parish Council, the Nuttall Trust, and Viridor.
It was also helped by a couple of generous-but-anonymous village donations, and was delivered on time and budget by builder Andy Marsh despite awful weather conditions throughout the building process.
Bob Filmer said: “It was a terrific afternoon, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it is great when you see a wonderful new village facility become available for residents - and at a very reasonable price of less than £10 per hour.”