A new website has been launched by the Tremayne Hall Management Committee to give information about the restoration project for the building in the heart of Mylor.
The latest newsletter is available, as well as pictures and details of the Buy a Brick campaign to raise more funding for the scheme.
Carrick District Council have given full approval for the plans and funding has been obtained for most of £540,000 required for phase one. This includes a Heritage Lottery grant of £333,900.
It is proposed to make Tremayne Hall a flexible building, capable of providing facilities for a range of user groups, while maintaining the character and deep history that the existing building possesses.
The work includes a new kitchen, stage and green rooms, new floor, toilets and baby changing facilities, as well as replacing and repairing windows and repointing external walls.
The remodelled hall will provide an archive area for the history group and disabled access to all areas.
Phases two and three, costing around £300,000, are planned to begin once phase one is complete and this will see a new annexe and lobby area, additional meeting rooms, exhibition space and a facility for educational courses and IT.
The trustees believe the benefits to the community will be incredible, bringing in more revenue to keep the hall functioning as a useful centre for everyone.
A total of 1,000 bricks were offered out at £1 each and there are just 300 left. Everyone who buys one will be entered into a prize draw with the winner receiving a hamper of goodies.
The website is www.tremaynehall.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Val Jeans-Jakobsson on 01326 374767. Among the fundraising events planned for this year are a fun run, pig roast, auction, bring and buy and illustrated talks.
(West Briton, 16 February 2006)