Fundraising project to resurface Kingsland Coronation Hall tennis courts
We are writing on behalf of Kingsland Coronation Hall committee to ask for your support for a project we are undertaking early next year. We are looking to resurface the double tennis courts with a multi-purpose surface. The current surface is not fit for use at the moment as there is a lot of loose stone that makes the whole area slippy and unsafe. The refurbished courts would be lined for tennis and netball but would also incorporate basketball hoops either side of the court.
The Coronation Hall was built in 1953 for the purpose of housing as many local groups and events as possible. It is home to the local Pre-school who use it every day between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm and also Kingsland C of E school who also use it daily, whether it be for clubs after school, the playing fields for sports activities or the courts for tennis and wet play. The tennis courts were added to the hall grounds in the 1970’s to accommodate the need for a sporting facility in the village. They have been resurfaced once but other than that are original. They are free to use and are all inclusive.
The total project costs are £30,900 (inc VAT) plus a contingency fund of £4,100.00 for maintenance over the next 5 years
We have been lucky to secure 106 money totaling £15,000 to go towards the project, and we have also been granted £10,000 through the Awards for all.
Therefore we are looking to raise the final £10,000 through local donations and wondered if you would consider donating to achieve this goal. This is a project that will benefit the whole community for many years and I am sure will get a lot of positive publicity in the months ahead.
If you feel you could support us in any way please send cheques to Mr David Sowerbutts (Treasurer of Kingsland Coronation Hall), Bell House, Kingsland, HR6 9RU or for any further information ring Lisa on 07970952088.
Thank you in anticipation
Kingsland Coronation Hall Committee
The Coronation Hall in Kingsland has many regular user groups including Kingsland Nursery, Village Hall Women’s Institute, Girl Guides, Kingsland Primary School, Under 5s club, keep fit and Pilates groups and even rock band practice. It hosts numerous one off events including the Kingsland Flower Show, jumble sales, car boot sales and other fundraising events for local organisations, wedding receptions, birthday parties and other celebrations.
The Hall, built to celebrate the Coronation of the Queen in 1953, had its kitchen transformed in Autumn 2009 thanks to grants from the National Lottery through “Awards for All” and from “Welcome to Our Future” – an organisation dedicated to sustainable development which manages the Severn Waste Environmental Fund in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. These grants were supplemented by interest from the A H Williams Trust – set up to help with maintenance costs of the Hall – and a substantial sum from donations and fundraising efforts. Since 2009, other general refurbishments have substantially improved the facilities available with a major improvement of the interior in 2012. Thanks to fundraising and donations the interior was redecorated and new curtains and lighting were added.
2013 saw the Hall Committee make the Hall a greener, warmer place. Thanks to a Herefordshire Council Sustainable Community Buildings Grant and a National Lottery Grant from the Big Lottery Fund, the Hall now benefits from cavity wall and loft insulation with additional draft proofing work including new fire doors from the main hall and the annexe. We have also added controls to the outside lights to help save electricity and reduce light pollution. To complement the interior redecoration in 2012, the exterior has now been redecorated and other maintenance work done to keep the Hall looking good for its users.
In addition to the daily uses of the Hall, it can be hired for Wedding Receptions, Private parties Society Meetings (e.g AGMs), etc..
The small “Committee Room” is also available for hire.
There is a good wooden Dance floor, Stage with full supporting facilities, a Bar can be arranged and there is a newly fitted kitchen to cater for functions being held as the hall.
Plenty of parking is also available.
You can see where we are here.
For more information, prices, availablity or to make a booking please contact the Secretary, Lisa Juson, on 01568 708002
|Lisa Juson||Secretary & Bookings|
|Alison Parker Morgan||Member|
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