Rushton Village Hall Unveiling
Late in 2017 we broke the news that the refurbishment works at Rushton Village Hall were nearing completion and four months on the official unveiling has taken place.
The fortunate person tasked with cutting the ribbon in front of a congregation of local residents and facility Trustees, was Thomas Vaughan, a local farmer, and landowner for which the nearby New Albion Wind Farm resides.
The £116,640 makeover resulted from a substantial grant from local business Mick George Ltd and is already paying dividends in making the amenity an even more popular and welcoming destination at the heart of the community.
Significant advancements have been made, most notably with the separation of the main hall and meeting room, allowing for increased activity and users. Other improvements include, a new kitchen, toilets, purpose built storage, roof structure, floor, windows, energy efficient utilities and a complete redecoration both internally and externally.
Splendidly, all of this has been achieved while restoring many of the buildings original features within the new design, maintaining the rich 100-year heritage of the location.
Kevin Abraham, Chairman of Rushton Village Hall Trustees said: ‘’The Trustees and community are much indebted to the generosity of the Mick George Community Fund which has been the major benefactor to this project. The Village Hall is now a building which the community can be proud of and will certainly make full use of.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd said: ‘’Having a site within the immediate vicinity of Rushton means we are particularly familiar with the region and have built a wonderful relationship with the local community. We appreciate their support and wherever possible we’re always looking to give something back. We’re positive that the local residents will enjoy their new amenity.‘’