Public to get chance to see community centre at open day
Mylor Bridge residents will be able to see their newly refurbished community centre in all its glory in a few week's time when a special open day is held.
The event on Wednesday, May 30, will give everyone an opportunity to see how the building work is progressing and to sign up for groups and classes if they wish.
The Tremayne Hall management committee says it is particularly hoping to encourage people to offer help with organising some of the proposed activities. The hall will be open from 2pm to 7.30pm, enabling as many as possible to call in - tea will be provided.
The committee has been working towards the restoration of the village hall and the creation of a community centre for Mylor Bridge.
It has just been awarded a rural renaissance grant of £93,000 from the Rural Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Partnership. This will enable it to proceed with extending the hall to create information technology and education facilities. Chairman Chris Perkins says: "This is a result of tremendous local support and much hard work put in by the committee, in particular Mike Marshman and Stan Evans, who have been largely responsible for grant applications.
"A recent survey has played an important part in establishing the need for good facilitites at the centre of the village and the committee would like to thank all those who returned survey sheets, indicating a wide variety of interests.
"Last, but not least, thanks must go to all those among the growing band of supporters (now over 500), who contributed to the latest appeal towards fixtures and fittings for the hall and toilet block.The present total stands at £2,250. Thank you for your support."
Bookings will be taken for all three rooms from September 1 - telephone Liz Harris on 01326 374588. The official opening will be on October 6 this year.
This is the biggest makeover the hall has had since it was built in 1827. Throughout its varied career as poor house, school, church hall and village hall it has, until its decline in recent years, been at the heart of the village. With the latest improvements it will return to its rightful place in the cummunity.
(Falmouth Packet, 25 April 2007)