Old St Mellons Village Association has secured a £9,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.
The hall, which was originally opened in 1984, was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme. Works to completely renovate the ladies and gents toilets will include the installation of brand new fixtures and fittings and the replacement of damaged ceilings and floorings. Once the major works have been completed the lighting will be upgraded and redecoration will take place.
Hilary Walkey Williams, Chair, Old St Mellons Village Association, said:
“The grant from Biffa Award will be used to install new ladies & gents toilets, affording hygienic sanitary conditions much to the delight of the current users of the hall.”
Michelle Michaelis, President of St Mellons WI, said:
“Once the new toilets are installed we will no longer be ashamed when anyone wishes to use the facilities, particularly visitors to the group. We may well increase the number of members all thanks to the Old St Mellons Village Association being successful in obtaining this generous grant.”
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community. The new facilities will serve the hall for many years to come and we are pleased to support it.”