Friday, 18 August 2017

Town hall sound and light refit

TWO companies have submitted quotes to improve the sound and lighting at Henley town hall.

TWO companies have submitted quotes to improve the sound and lighting at Henley town hall.

The town council wants to hire a specialist to investigate problems with the facilities in the main hall in order to improve bookings.

Councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin, who chairs the town and community committee, said one firm had suggested a complete overhaul of the existing sound system.

It had also recommended using absorbent drapes to help deaden sound and installing a new hearing loop system.

She said: “With regard to lighting, they are suggesting an overhead arrangement to allow not only the stage but also the hall to be used as flexibly as possible, not only for performance but for meetings and functions.”



The second company also quoted for a complete overhaul of the sound system with new speakers alongside new lighting bars, stage lighting, house lighting, a lighting control desk and remote control as well as an overhead projector and and a new hearing loop for the main hall and the council chamber.

Councillor David Nimmo Smith said: “I am not convinced we will get the return.”

Cllr Hodgkin replied: “When we hold a public meeting in that room I am embarrassed.

“In the 21st century we need to offer something more. Yes, it is an expensive business.”

Deputy Mayor Jeni Wood said: “We do need to get it right.”



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