Open day to showcase plans for future of Pontypool Ebenezer Hall
9:30pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in Gwent news
FUNDRAISERS are staging an open day to celebrate the news Pontypool’s Ebenezer Hall will receive a grant of more than £290,000.
The cash injection from the Welsh Government means a new lease of life for the church hall, off Hanbury Road, which belongs to Ebenezer United Reformed Church.
The Ebenezer Hall Initiative Project will stage the open day on March 9, so the community can see the refurbishment plans and speak to the architect.
Anyone can drop in between 11am and 2pm and enjoy a hot beverage.
People interested in holding classes at the hall once the refurbishment is complete, can also come for information.
The hall was built in 1907 to accommodate the Sunday school and other activities that would not fit in the church building, such as wedding receptions and concerts.
The hall had to close in December 2011 due to a dangerous unadopted access road leading to the building.
The grant will be used to refurbish the hall both internally and externally.
An entrance ramp, improved access and new car parking area will also be built.
Also the fund will cover the cost of fitting solar panels and improving insulation.
A graveyard project, which has created a biodiversity environment site, will be extended to create a wildlife habitat and