Funding News. Our application to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities fund has been successful and after many months of crossing the T's and dotting the I's we have finally gained permission to commence the drawdown, so much of the major work to allow this project to now complete has commenced. To enable us to fully fund not only the building but also the equipment we have also had to make further funding applications with the largest of these to Leader 5 also being successful, which means that after 15 years of trying we can proudly announce that this historic building will open it's doors once again, fully refurbished, in 2019 (date yet to be finalised).
Huge thanks to all the volunteers that have put so much effort into this project over the years and now we turn our efforts towards finding suitable volunteers to help us run the building once re-opened.
Latest renovation news. As anyone who has recently visited Torrington town centre can see, the Town Hall is starting to look transformed. The undercroft area has been renovated and glazed, the adjacent former Townlands office has had the bay removed and the original arch glazed to match and these two spaces have now been opened up into a single spacious area. A ground floor disabled toilet has been installed to allow the undercroft area to be opened for community events where possible. Since our recent further funding success work has also commenced on the 2 storey rear extension and the conversion and renovation of the remainder of the existing building. We hope to see these building works complete by the end of 2018 and the building become equipped to re-open in spring 2019.
Planned open days. Currently we have no planned open days as the building is now closed whilst works continue. We hope to be able to allow access once building works are completed, ahead of the re-opening, and once we are closer to this we may plan an open day for all our supporters and funders.
Get Involved. Our committee of hard working volunteers needs to look to the future and find willing volunteers to help run the building once re-opened. We need enthusiastic local people to contact us if they can pledge some of their time, so if you think you could spare some time and have got the skills and energy to help us, please send in your details via this website contact page.>