The Parish Hall
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Parish Hall / Old Library Timetable
The Parish Hall dressed for a celebration
The Parish Hall, built in 1896, as with the majority of early 20th century buildings in the village of Coedpoeth, is constructed from local sandstone quarried at Penygelli quarries. The Parish Hall is a focal point for the Village and is used by many groups and individuals.
In October 2010 the Community Council commissioned Bolton Birch (a firm of Chester Surveyors) to carry out a structural review of its assets (See Note 1). Bolton Birch reported its findings to the Council at its November 2010 meeting and identified a plan of programmed maintenance over the next 25 years. One of the priorities identified was the Parish Hall roof: “In the case of the Parish Hall our main concern relates to the existing tiles… as the two main roof slopes exhibit significant deflection… due to overloading.
The Council carried out a competitive tendering exercise, in accordance with its Standing Orders, and John Thomas Roofing (Minera) was appointed. Throughout the installation of the roof there was minimum disruption to the Hall’s regular users and visitors and the Council maintained its income flow.
The cost of the new roof, at £48,000, has been funded from Council Reserves, a specific budget in 2012/13, grants from Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) (£15,000) and Wrexham County Borough Council (£1,200) along with a number of local third party funders (£1,650).
WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by Waste Recycling Group (WRG) to the Landfill Communities Fund.
Peter Cox, managing director of WREN stated that: “WREN makes a difference to peoples’ lives by awarding grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK. We’re delighted to support Coedpoeth Community Council in preserving a valuable community asset”
Michael Dixon, Chair of Coedpoeth Community Council, stated that:
- “The Council is committed to improving its facilities and, to date, has achieved the planned programme of maintenance identified by Bolton Birch.
- In the case of the new roof, John Thomas Roofing of Minera has done an excellent job, and the Community Council wish to offer their thanks to him and his team.
- I would like to put on record my thanks to those organisations that provided grants and third party funding as this enabled the Council to complete the roof before the onset of this winter. The grant from WREN was very much welcomed.
- The next development in the Parish Hall will be to replace all the lights with LED lamps which will provide future electricity savings and a tremendous improvement in overall lighting (See note 2).