More than £110,000 will be plugged into the refurbishment of Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall “to prevent the landmark falling into a state of disrepair”.
The Grade II listed venue, which is located opposite Caerphilly Castle, currently hosts a wide range of community events and has meeting rooms, a gymnasium, and an auditorium.
The funds were approved by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet on Wednesday (November 11).
Kathy Lye, a member of the Workmen’s Hall committee, said: “The committee are delighted that the council have considered us for this funding as it will go a long way towards securing the fabric of the building, enabling us to move forward with our plans to refurbish and improve the building.
“Our aim has always been to provide a welcoming arts and entertainment venue for the community and thanks to the council’s decision, we will be able to take a huge step forward. We can’t thank all our supporters enough.”
In the meeting, local ward member Cllr Cook said: “This building is not only important for the community but it’s important for the arts, which has taken a real hit with Covid.
”I’m happy this funding can secure the Workmen’s Hall’s future for the community.”
Fellow local ward member Cllr Pritchard said it was fantastic news and praised the dedication of the venue’s committee group.
The funding will go towards renovation of the main roof, which is in “need of urgent attention”, external upgrades, access improvements and power supply upgrades.
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