We Need You
After a long sleep Thornton’s community centre is gradually waking up to life post Covid.
We are now open for business as usual.
The hall is a wonderful resource in the village and welcomes, residents and visitors alike.
The hall must certainly take the prize for the best view in the county, looking out across Thornton reservoir and the National Forest.
An ideal venue for many different events including wedding receptions, corporate days. business and group meetings, concerts, quiz nights and much more.
The community centre also benefits from a separate Sports Hall – where there are facilities to play badminton, table tennis, basketball, five a side football and more.
However, the hall is fast approaching it’s fiftieth birthday.
Residents got together in 1972 to fund raise for the hall and by 1973 the hall was built and being managed by a group of trustees.
The trustees were able to meet in July for the first time in many months and take stock of the ravages of time upon the hall.
It is apparent that much work is needed on the old hall to move it firmly into the twenty-first century and make it fit for purpose.
We have a long list of essential works that need to be carried out at the hall.
Urgent roof repairs. Extensive work required on the entrance borders. New toilets. Drain inspection. A decking area built at the rear of the hall. Hearing loop fitted throughout. Carpark extended. New kitchen floor. Re-decoration throughout. New furniture. New curtains. Screen and projector. Plus, so much more.
Several quotes have already been obtained for some of the works and it is already apparent that we will need approximately £100,000 to do all the works necessary.
We are asking the community and local businesses if they can help us raise the money necessary to carry out the works involved, by fund raising, donations (money, time, goods), offering grants or simply hiring the hall.