Work started on new Community Hall Roof


Community members are pleased that work has now started on the renovation of the roof of the Community Hall on Main Street Balderton. This has been made possible thanks to local fundraising from special events supported by individuals and local businesses and a £93,900 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

Ian Lawrence of St Giles Parochial Church Council (PCC) said: “The Victorian era roof has been in need of recurrent repair for some time and these improvements will guarantee its life for decades to come, protecting good work already carried out inside the building and giving confidence that any other enhancements we make to the premises will be safe from the effects of bad weather.”

The Vicar of St Giles, Balderton, the Revd Louise Holliday added: “At last this project we have been working towards for years has come to fruition thanks to FCC Communities Foundation. We are looking forward to a rejuvenated facility that will continue to serve the community; it will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the Balderton area.”

The work, which started on 15th of July 2019, will involve removal of the existing slates, repair of some rotten timbers, installation of insulation and re-fitting of slates and new roof drainage fittings. Recycling of materials will be carried out where possible. To minimise disruption to Hall users, the work is being carried out when several of the regular user groups are in Summer recess. If there are no unforeseen problems, we anticipate the Community Hall should be back in full use during September 2019.