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Work to begin on St Michael's hall in Tenbury
VILLAGERS near Tenbury will start work later this year on the refurbishment of a community facility despite losing out on a Lottery bid.
A new floor, heating system and windows will be fitted at St Michael’s Village Hall.
A much more ambitious scheme has had to be shelved following the rejection of an application for £135,000 from the Lottery.
“We think it is important that people see some work on the hall this year and we are treating the heating, flooring and windows as phase one,” said committee member Janet Penn.
“It is disappointing that things are going to take longer than we had hoped but we will get there in the end.”
The hall committee is confident that it can finance the initial work but fund-raising is pressing ahead.
A sale on the first Saturday of every month is being relaunched from May as a local St Michael’s monthly market and there will be a lunch on Sunday, March 3.
The hall will also stage a pantomime at the end of March.
After hearing about the plight of the hall Hereford Police Male Voice Choir offered to present a concert which will be staged on Saturday, May 11.
There has been a village hall in St Michael’s for many years and it is used on most days of the week by various community g roups including a mother and toddler group that has recently restarted.