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UPDATE: Note, decision now made to close entirely for four weeks
“Due to the nature of this work it has been decided to close the hall to all users, as there will be no access to toilet or kitchen facilities in the building and there will be no running water”.—St. Wilfrid’s Hall Management Commitee, 23 November 2019

Closure of St Wilfrid’s Church Hall from 6 January 2020 for 4 weeks

Following successful bids for funding from the National Lottery, Pevensey Parish Council and Wealden District Council, St Wilfrid’s Church Hall Committee are please to be able to undertake some work to refurbish the toilets in the building.

The existing toilets are being completely renewed and a larger door way from the hall into a new dedicated disabled toilet will be created. This will also provide a nappy change facility.

This new facility will benefit both Church and hall users and is part of a larger complete refurbishment of the hall, which will be undertaken over the next 2-3 years, once funding has been obtained.

Due to the nature of this work it has been decided to close the hall to all users, as there will be no access to toilet or kitchen facilities in the building and there will be no running water.

The hall will close from 6 January 2020 and is expected to open again on Monday 3 February.

Any enquiries about this can be made of the Bookings Clerk, Keith Henderson on 01323 460523, who will be happy to also discuss potential new bookings for the hall. With the benefit of this new provision, which will provide disabled access throughout the building, others maybe interested in using the hall.

Details can also be found on the hall website: stwilfridschurchhall.webs.com


BACKGROUND—MEDIA RELEASE: ST WILFRID’S CHURCH HALL
28 February 2019

St Wilfrid’s Church Hall Committee is pleased to announce that they have been successful in obtaining a grant from The National Lottery Awards For All.

This provides funding to pay for some much needed maintenance and modernisation to the Church Hall. Further grants have been applied for and then a programme of work can be started, which includes refurbished toilets to provide full disabled access and facilities, and a new insulated ceiling. Hopefully work can also be done to the front entrance way.

The Hall and Church building celebrate 50 years this year and so this news is timely. The hall is managed by members of the Church community, local residents and members of Pevensey Parish Council; a total of 9 people.They are continuing the work that has been undertaken by many local people on a voluntary basis over the last 50 years to ensure that this popular facility can be used by individuals and local groups, many of whom have done so for more than 25 years. One of the Committee, Chris Pollard recently stood down after 40 years service on the Committee, most of which as the Secretary.

Rev Tony Windross who is Chairman of the Committee said “ The news that grants are available for village community facilities is invaluable as this helps to keep costs down for users. To keep facilities maintained and modernised is costly and after 50 years much needs to be done to the Church hall. With the introduction of a website and modernisation to the building we hope that the facility will continue to be used actively for the next 50 years”