In the post lockdown environment, we’re responding to our 2020 Community Survey by refurbishing the Clarence Hall to ensure we’re able to host a full range of inclusive activities for individuals and groups of all ages.
Phase 1 of the refurbishment will include: a new and upgraded kitchen; new toilet facilities; new disability access toilet including a baby change area; a small bar; and a new accessible entrance into the hall with access from the A40 and car park.
You can get regular updates on our progress on our News Page.
An essential part of this project is to make the building more accessible for people with disabilities, for older people and for parents using buggies and pushchairs. We are aware that the current lack of access and outdated facilities are impacting on the ability of a wide number of beneficiaries to attend and benefit from this community venue.
Thanks to the generosity of the Welsh Government, the National Lottery Community Fund and our very many local supporters, funding is now in place to enter into a building contract for phase 1 of the Hall’s refurbishment.
We are very grateful to everyone who has supported our campaign. All those who have contributed to the Refurbishment Fund are celebrated on our Supporters page.
Our intention is to continue fundraising over the next year to ensure that the specification for the refurbishment is as good as it can be and will deliver all the benefits we anticipate. In particular, feedback received from recent consultations with our key partners has suggested that a commercial grade kitchen would support many additional activities, including a seniors’ lunch club or Meals on Wheels service.
You can also join our Clarence Hall 500, a monthly lottery which raises funds for the refurbishment whilst offering members the opportunity to win monthly cash prizes. Just complete and return this form (Clarence Hall 500 Signup).
There is more information about our plans on this slide show: