30.08.2016 - Whispers heard clearly at Somersham Victory Hall
A couple of months back, Somersham Victory Hall was announced successful it its application to receive financial support to the sum of £5,720 from the Mick George Community Fund, for renovation works to the existing building.
The amenity which dates back to 1991 is regularly used by hiring groups of various professions in order to generate funds to maintain the on-going running costs of the facility.
Nevertheless, following amendments to the property to separate Halls, some question marks have been raised in regards to difficulties with acoustic and echoing problems, subsequently making it difficult for those using the premises to communicate.
However, any issues have now been banished with the installation of acoustic panels, remedial insulation, black-out blinds and curtains, as well as projector equipment.
Lesley Minter, Chair of Trustees said: “We were delighted to receive the grant from to help us put our improvements in place. Several groups, some of whom have hearing impairments, will benefit from the developments. We would like to thank Mick George Ltd for this generous contribution to our village hall.”
The benefits are already being recognised by those attending programmes at the venue.
Liz, a participant at the Pilates class mentioned: ‘the acoustic panels are fantastic, I noticed the difference straight away, the change has certainly had a positive impact’, while other comments heard from the ‘Slimming World’ class were ‘it no longer sounds like a hall, more like a cosy room’.
It is anticipated that the amendments will encourage more groups to use the hall, whilst enabling new monthly film nights for local residents, both young and old, to enjoy. The opening ‘First Friday Film’ night will be ‘Eddie the Eagle’ on October 7th with free Popcorn on offer.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Since launching the Mick George Community fund in excess of £1million pound has been invested, and although in comparable terms this is smaller than some of the projects we’ve supported, it certainly means equally as much to those who will benefit from the improvements. The instantaneous feedback seems to suggest that the changes have been well received.’’