Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Pavilion could be improved further

THE Old Pavilion in Wargrave could be improved further to accommodate village groups.

THE Old Pavilion in Wargrave could be improved further to accommodate village groups.

Speaking at the annual parish meeting, parish council chairman Richard Bush admitted that some organisations, such as the Wargrave Local History Society, were outgrowing the space.

In 2011, the pavilion was refurbished at a cost of £35,000. The work was funded by donations and the sale of scrap metal and an old lawnmower.

An outdated shower block was turned into a kitchen while the meeting room was decorated and equipped. Air conditioning was installed and the toilets were refurbished.

The pavilion is used by the parish council fortnightly as well as by a number of other local groups.

Cllr Bush said: “We are trying to do something with the building. We are looking at ways of increasing the capacity of the meeting room, which will mean taking out external walls and making a slightly bigger room.

“The kitchen could be brought into where the office now is and the kitchen and chair store could be changed into a ladies’, gent’s and disabled toilet.”

The toilets and kitchen area at Woodclyffe Hall in High Street are also high on the council’s priority list for a makeover.

Cllr Bush said: “There is a very limited area at the back of the hall but we need to put in a disabled facility.

“There is a lot which could be done on the kitchen that would benefit groups.”

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