Fresh new look for Drayton Village Hall

Drayton Village Hall has new kitchen blinds and blackout curtains thanks to contributions from the local community and a £750 grant from South Somerset District Council’s Area North Committee.

The curtains and redecoration have given the hall environment a new look, with a blind over the hatch to separate and screen the kitchen from the main hall.  As well as brightening up the hall, the new curtains provide blackout for presentations and films to be shown effectively on screen.

The total cost of the project was £1,500 and the hall management committee were successful in raising funds from local sponsors as well as contributing their own funds.

Drayton’s hall is central for the village and hosts a wide range of group activities, meetings and a very popular, monthly, local produce market.  Ruth Thomas, who is on the village hall committee, says: “The village hall is a really important facility for our community.  Our old curtains were some 25 years old and apart from looking shabby did not meet the current Health & Safety Regulations and were therefore not fit for purpose.  Our lovely new curtains make our Hall a much safer environment for our local community to meet and have significantly enhanced the look of the inside, giving it a fresher and brighter appearance. The committee would like to thank the District Council for their generous grant.  We now have the confidence to re-market the facilities for weddings, parties and social gatherings in addition to the usual group activities that take place.”

Councillor Tiffany Osborne who represents the Drayton ward on South Somerset District Council, says: “The hall is important to local residents as a venue for entertainment and social events and for much needed village organisations and activities.  It really is essential to look after these community buildings so that they are fit for purpose and enjoyable to visit.”

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