Renaissance for village hall after rural grant boost
The ongoing restoration of Mylor's Tremayne Hall has received a massive financial boost with the news of a Rural Renaissance grant of £93,000.
The cash has been awarded by the Rural Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Partnership and will enable the hall's management committee to proceed with plans to extend the hall to create information technology and education facilities.
Chairman Chris Perkins said: "This is a result of tremendous local support and much hard work put in by the committee, particularly Mike Marshman and Stan Evans, who have been largely responsible for grant applications."
The restoration project aims to create a community centre for Mylor and local residents have been consulted.
A recent survey has played an important part in establishing the need for good facilities at the centre of the village and thanks have gone to all those who returned completed questionnaires.
An open day is to be held between 2pm and 7.30pm, on May 30, and will give everyone the chance to see how the building work is progressing and to sign up for groups and classes if they wish.
"We are particularly hoping to encourage people to offer help with organising some of the proposed activities," said trustee, Val Jeans-Jakobsson.
The project has a growing band of supporters, now standing at more than 500. Many of them have contributed towards the committee's latest appeal towards the fixtures and fittings for the hall and toilet block. The currrent total stands at £2,250.
This is the biggest make-over the Tremayne Hall has had since it was built in 1827. Throughout its life it has been a poorhouse, school, church hall, village hall and had, until its recent decline, been at the heart of the village.
With the restoration, it is hoped to return it to its former glory and reinstate its rightful place in the community.
The opening of the revamped hall will take place on October 6 and bookings will be taken for all three rooms from September 1. Cotact Liz Harris on 01326 374588 for details.
(West Briton, 26 April 2007)