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Glenfarg Village Hall

08 October 2015

Glenfarg Village Hall was gifted to the local community in Trust in the late 1930s and has since become a registered charity. A full programme of activities takes place in the Hall, ranging from toddler groups, Brownies, Badminton, Soup and a chat, to community council meetings and private functions.

In 2012 and again in 2013 Glenfarg Village Hall received a grant of £2,000 from the  Innogy Renewables UK  Lochelbank Community Fund to help develop the derelict land adjacent to the Hall, improving access to the hall and linking it with Glenfarg Green transforming it from a hall into a well-used community asset. 

With the Committee having secured £4,000 from this fund, they were then able to leverage a further £55,907 to from various sources, including Awards for All, Entrust, Perth & Kinross Council and Glenfarg Community Council.

Drainage work carried out on the land has made a huge difference to the garden and footpath, which were prone to flooding but can now be used year-round. Lighting has been upgraded and access added to Glenfarg Green, linking the two spaces.

Car parking has been improved, with safer off street parking as well as improved access for disabled users.

By improving links with other village facilities and adding an outdoor area to its assets, the work has underpinned the future value and utility of the hall. The Committee have already seen bookings increase as a result of the work undertaken and the improved outdoor space is now well used by the local scouts and playgroup.

Cedric Wilkins, Chair of the Glenfarg Village Hall Committee, said that the funding received from the RWE Innogy Lochelbank Community Fund “was a crucial part of the funding package, as it helped the Committee prepare the design for the work and achieve the necessary consents to carry it out… [The grant] has under-pinned the future viability of the hall as the centre of the Glenfarg community.”

In 2014, the Hall received a third grant of £1,038 from the Fund in order to install a sign to the carpark and fencing along the river Farg to improve safety at the site.

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