We are progressing a major programme of work to improve the Community Centre.
The aim is to bring the fabric of the building and the grounds up to date to make it both more cost efficient to run and more attractive to users which will in turn generate more income for the centre so that it can continue to be used for community events.
We have been successful in obtaining a number of grants from different funding agencies to help us complete the work:
£10,000 from Cadwyn Clwyd - Upgrading the toilets and including disabled facilities (completed).
£6,120 from the Waterloo Foundation – Installing air source heating.
£500 from the Naturesave Trust – Towards the cost of installing solar panels
£4,884 from Awards for All – Purchasing a portable stage and lighting and sound equipment.
£2,000 from Cadwyn Clwyd – Renovating the buildings at the back of the field.
£4,709 from the Postcode Trust – Creating a community/educational wild garden.
£58,844 from WREN – repairs and renovations to the building, including a new floor, new windows, insulation, rewiring, kitchen upgrading.
We have also been invited to submit a second stage application to the Big Lottery People and Places fund for £111,000 for creating a new entrance with disabled access and carrying out a lot of repair and restora-tion work on the outside of the building – boundary walls, driveway etc. Also included is the cost of taking someone on part time for three years to oversee the programme and improve marketing, encouraging groups and individuals to use the Community Centre and expanding the number of community events.
Now is a fantastic opportunity to improve the Community Centre to make it sustainable for use by future generations. We can do so much more with help from you!
Are you in the community? If you live in Llantysilio or Llangollen, if you come to events at Pentredŵr Community Centre or if you have used or think that you may use the Community Centre in the future then YES.
Will you be able to help with any volunteer work - ripping up the old floor, laying out the community garden, learning how to build a dry stone wall, putting up stage lights, fixing gutters, fitting out the kitchen etc. Or you may be looking to use the Community Centre after the improvements have been made – holding a party, having a talk or workshop, staying overnight or just coming to a community event such as bonfire night.
And keep watching this website for progress on the different projects.