Makeover on way for 'tatty' Tremayne Hall
Trustees' chairman Chris Perkins with committee members and notification that the Tremayne Hall has been awarded a grant of £330,000. Picture by Colin Ross
Trustees celebrate after community facility receives big grant Ginette Harris reports The trustees of Mylor's Tremayne Hall are celebrating after being awarded a lottery grant of nearly £334,000 which means the first phase of a major renovation project can get underway this summer.
A fundraising campaign was launched five months ago for the £800,000 scheme which will see the whole building restored, with additional community facilities.
The trustees have actually spent the last six years applying for grants to enable work to be carried out and the perseverance of committee members, particularly Stan Evans and Mike Marshman, has finally paid off.
Phase one will see the main grade II listed building and existing toilet facilities renovated/rebuilt to provide a large hall and drama group changing room which can be used for smaller meetings.
There will also be an office and storage space for the history group. The second phase, carried out when funds allow, will see further expansion with meeting rooms and additional facilities. Village organisations are all getting involved in the fundraising and each plans to stage an event to help.
A whole range of activities have already taken place and there is a programme of events planned for the rest of the year.
Other grant applications are also being made but with this Heritage Lottery grant of £333,900 work is likely to get underway towards the end of the summer.
Trustee chairman Chris Perkins said: "It is a lovely hall, but somewhat tatty.
"It has become a little tired over the years and needs renovation. The potential is there to make it a valuable asset for the community."
It is hoped the work will be completed by the end of the year.
(West Briton, 7 April 2005)