Back in February we received the exciting news that we had successfully secured a grant for the Hall Refurbishment Project from the Pennon Environmental Fund (through Viridor Credits Environmental Company). We received £19,800 with some community fundraising to replace the old tin roof on the Hall with insulated cladding, also replacing four windows and the double doors with double glazed units.
The work got underway immediately and was completed by the beginning of May by Jeffery & Pengelly Building Contractors and Okehampton Glass.
We are pleased to announce that all the community activities and family events taking place in the Hall can now enjoy a warmer and more comfortable space. The extra insulation means the Hall will also be suitable for a wider range of uses.
The Ockment Centre Trustees and Staff Team would like to say a huge thank you to the Pennon Environmental Fund and Viridor Credits for seeing the potential benefit it will have for our community and for making it happen.
This achievement reflects an enormous amount of help and support from local people, groups and organisations through writing letters of support and coming to our fundraising events. The Ockment Team would like to say thank you to every one who helped us get this funding and to all the regular Hall users who have been so flexible and supportive while the work was taking place.