26th February 2024
The Lambeage Hall Committee is delighted to announce that sufficient funds have been secured to start our programme of improvements and extension to the village hall.
The plans include a Platform Lift to enable all abilities including wheelchair users to have access to the hall. We have recently provided two new Toilets (one Accessible) and there will be a new Foyer and Reception Area. Our volunteers carried out much of the refurbishment and furnishing of two downstairs rooms.
The project will start on 4th March and will take some six months to complete.
Consequently the main hall will not be available but the two downstairs rooms can still be used.
The contractor will be Melvin Construction and they will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. Access to the Battery and the South West Coast Path will be maintained.
Financial support will still be needed to complete this stage and future projects.
Our grateful thanks go to our volunteers and to all who9 have supported the work so far.
One of the least glamorous, but most important activities in 2019 was the repairs to the foundations. The Committee have bold plans to improve Lambeage Hall, in particular making it accessible for disabled people, and improving the facilities.
Before this could be commenced, we had to secure the existing building. Our structural engineer was very concerned at the state of the foundations, and for a short time all activities in the hall had to be suspended.
With the help of vigorous fundraising, a proactive quantity surveyor, and a committed builder, we were able to complete repairs to the foundations on programme and within budget, enabling the hall to reopen for the Arts Festival that was held in July. The scheme selected not only prevented the foundations from collapsing, but also provided an additional secure, dry storage room for the hall's ancillary equipment, such as marquees and seating. Timber racking has since been added down the length of the 'new' room, which improves its usefulness even more.
We look forward to the next phase of our development plan