Thanks to the vision of our forefathers we are privileged to have such a prestigious and unique building as our community hall but with this comes significant responsibility and cost. It costs almost £30,000 a year (£80 a day) to keep the building to the standard required for community use and maintain it to the standard required as a Grade II listed building. To generate this amount of income on an annual basis is a major challenge and the Venue Manager and volunteers work hard to bring money in through lettings and events. However, even the smallest repair can cost a considerable amount of money, for example, changing a light bulb in the main hall requires scaffolding and an electrician and can cost over £150 and replacing the bulbs in an emergency light recently was a staggering £400!
We have had significant success since the hall re-opened but we will never be in a position to rely solely on income from lettings and events. This means we will always need to fundraise and seek philanthropic support from the community, businesses and public sector.
We hope you feel that there are ways in which you can support us and below are some ideas for how you can help.
Volunteer Your Time
You may feel that you are not in a position to make a financial commitment to the Town Hall but you may have time to spare and that is just as valuable as money. If you feel you could volunteer for us then click on the information in Support Us and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.