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Rosehall Village Hall

03 March 2016

Rosehall Village Hall has been in use since 1936. It is a well-used community facility in a very rural area with a large main hall and a small hall which serve different functions for local groups. The main hall is used for holding events such as ceilidhs, concerts, theatre productions, keep fit/dancing while the small hall is used for whist drives, meetings, seminars and small private functions such as coffee mornings and lunches. Several community groups comprising a wide range of ages and interests make regular use of the facilities, including the SWRI, Kat, and Youth Club.

The building was poorly insulated and with only single glazed windows, meant that users of the small rooms found them to be uncomfortable in colder weather.

The group agreed that the best solution was to replace the windows and install insulation. A grant of £4,500 from the E.ON Rosehall Community Fund was awarded towards a £15,500 project to replace windows and blinds in the whole building and to install new insulation and flooring in the small hall. The award was just one of the grants the group had received from a number of funders to complete the work.

Beverley Morrison, Rosehall Village hall Committee member, said the benefits of the renovation are now being felt by all of the local community and by those coming to the hall from further afield. The building, and in particular the small hall, is now warmer and more comfortable for users.

“Not only does this make the Village Hall more attractive to users, it means the committee will be able to reduce costs spent on heating. Although the local population is small we hope the increased comfort will mean more people will attend events at the Hall and hires will increase, improving the Hall’s sustainability and income,” she added

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