Tarvin Community Centre has had a redundant storage space transformed into a new lounge area.
The space, which is accessible from an improved, wheelchair friendly ramp as well as from the main hall, will be open for use later this month.
Chair of the committee Alan Wilkinson said: “We are absolutely delighted with the completed work. Though it took a little bit longer to complete than originally thought, the result has been worth the wait. We can’t wait to start using the lounge and giving community centre users an enriched experience.”
Much of the funding to complete the work was obtained from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FFC Environment through the Landfill Communities Trust.
Significant contributions were also received from the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Williams Family Foundation. There were also smaller, but vital contributions from Tarvin Parish Council and from a local resident.
The community centre committee has also worked hard to build up a fund from its own resources to complete the budget for this major piece of development.
The regular users and Tarvin residents will be invited to take a look at the new room and there will be a more formal celebration to officially open the lounge in early November.
Alan added: “We will be inviting along all those who have made the work possible, particularly representatives of all our regular users whose support has been so important to us.”
Grant manager for WREN Richard Smith said: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded completed and ready to make such a difference to community groups in Tarvin and the surrounding area. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”