Titchmarsh Village Hall, more commonly referred to as ‘The Clubroom’, has re-opened following a £100,000 investment in a new meeting room and improved toilet facilities.
The refurbishment, consisting of the addition of a self-contained meeting room to hold up to around 15 people, and the modernisation and redevelopment of the toilet facilities, was made possible by the support from a number of funding partners and cash from the Village Hall reserves.
Geoff Love, Chairman of the Clubroom commented ‘we are delighted to have been able to modernise the ageing toilet facilities and to add on a new meeting room for use by smaller groups. We are very lucky to have such a modern and usable facility in the village, and the reaction to the new facilities has been overwhelmingly positive.’
Sarah Fortescue, Chair of Titchmarsh Pre-school and one of the Clubrooms major hirers added ‘The new facilities provide us with great additional facilities. We now have the capacity to take on more children, and provide a wider range of activities across all age groups. The staff and children are already taking advantage of the improved facilities and we are confident these, and our Good Ofsted rating, will encourage parents to come and see the pre-school for themselves.’
Funding for the redevelopments was made available through Grants from a number of funding bodies. The single largest grant came from Wren, with a donation in excess of £36,000. Other funders included Garfield Weston Foundation, Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, Maud Elkington Charitable Trust, the Empowering Councillors Fund, and Section 106 Grant Funding linked to the development of affordable housing in Titchmarsh.
Activities already taking place throughout the week include Folk Dancing on a Monday, kickboxing on Tuesdays, Zumba on Thursdays, and alternate Fridays Youth Club.
The new meeting room is now available for hire at a cost of £6.00 per hour for village residents, and £10.00 per hour for commercial, and non-village hirers.
For more information on Titchmarsh Pre-school please email TitchmarshABC@hotmail.co.uk.
To enquire about bookings for the Clubroom for ongoing activities, or parties (including the use of our own bouncy castle!), receptions or meetings, please contact Val Sorrell on firstname.lastname@example.org