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Port Isaac Village Hall

Community Development

We want to improve our Hall and make it accessible to every member of our local community.

Total received £1,055.88

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About this cause

Port Isaac Village Hall is a registered charity that provides a public space for the use of every member of our local community to use. The Hall is a vital part of village life for local people, used throughout the year by a wide variety of local groups, organisations and charities. This includes the Stay & Playgroup, the Golden Circle (older members of our community), Yoga group, choirs and singing groups, school performances, theatre and pantomime, fundraising events and concerts, dances, art days, lunches, suppers, parties, workshops and training events. The Hall is run by an elected voluntary Management Committee whose aim is to provide the best Hall possible for the use of local people. This is done by fundraising to provide a continuing programme to improve the facilities.

How this cause brings people in the community together

In 2001 the Management committee instigated the major makeover of the Hall by the TV programme, DIY SOS. Since then they have improved the access steps and funded a full refurbishment of the Hall as well as the building of a new side entrance and entrance foyer and chair store. Earlier this year they installed an access lift. A new side extension is planned to house toilets for disabled use, baby changing facilities and a new kitchen. Currently access to the toilets is via a flight of steps and there is no disabled access. The cost of the whole project is £65,000 and the work has been split into stages. The first stage of this building project, to include site clearance, footings, oversite and drainage will begin in 2017.