Cash still needed for work on hall
With restoration work on Mylor's Tremayne Hall now well under way, thoughts have turned to raising the money needed for fixtures and fittings.
High on the shopping list is the equipment needed for the new toilets as well as lighting for the hall itself. The bill for the items is likely to be in the region of £7,000, so the hall committee is once again appealing for help in finding the cash.
Work began on the hall last October and the actual building work is nearing completion.
"We have been very fortunate, touch wood, in not hitting too many unforeseen problems so we were able to cut down on contingencies in the contract," said Christopher Perkins, chairman of the Tremayne Hall committee.
"Our budget, which includes all the frund-raising and grants we have accumulated so far, will enable us to get this phase of the work paid for and complete.
"However, money is very tight and we hope that people might help, once again, by contributing to some of the fixtures and fittings needed for the toilets and hall.
"We must get the new toilets finished now so we can open up the hall and start using it again."
It was in December 2004 that the committee launched a fund-raising campaign to find the £800,000 needed to restore the hall, with work to be carried out in two phases.
Six months later, the trustees received a huge boost when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the project £339,000. Other grants have come from the Pennon and Cory Environmental Trusts and the Garfield Weston Trust. Decisions on further applications are awaited.
The project involves the renovation and rebuilding of the original stone hall, providing access for the disabled, together with the refurbishment of the existing toilets. There will also be a new extension which will provide two multi-purpose rooms.
The re-roofed hall will contain a new floor and ceiling, modern heating, a rebuilt stage and modern kitchen facilities.
The Mylor Archive Centre will be created using two rooms in the restored building where historical material relating to the local area will be stored and displayed.
An open day is being planned for early summer to show villagers how the work is going and to introduce some of the activities planned for the refurbished facilities.
West Briton, 1 March 2007)