Wolverhampton church hall receives £50k revamp

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A church hall has been refurbished after receiving a £50,000 cash boost.

Father Tony Hutchinson, church warden Dawn Ellis, parish nurse Gill Fenner and Olivia Otrzsonsek, aged 2, at St. Martin's Community Hall.

St Martin’s Community Church Hall, in Parkfields, Wolverhampton, was spruced up after being given the funds from Enovert Community Trust.

The funds will be used to redo the flooring, windows, carpeting and improve the hall in Dixon Street. It will also boost Ladybirds pre-school nursery, which opened in January to support the need for childcare places in the area, and other community groups and projects.

The cash was generated from Enovert’s Himley landfill site, which is located 4.3 miles away from the church. The environmental trust was set up in 2003 under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).

The fund is a tax credit scheme enabling landfill operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs).

Environmental bodies can then use the funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects near to landfill sites.

Angela Haymonds, trust secretary of Enovert Community Trust, said: “The trustees were delighted to provide a grant of £50,000 towards the refurbishment project at St Martin’s Community Church Hall.

"The hall provides a vital focal point for the local neighbourhood and this project will ensure it can continue to serve the community and host the many groups that regularly use the facility.”

Since its inception in 1996, more than £1.5 billion has been spent on more than 59,000 projects across the country.

A spokeswoman for St Martin’s Community Church said: “We are grateful for the support we have been given and the support this will then give to the community of Park Fields and the surrounding areas which can now use the building.

“We are encouraging groups to join our community hub and the parish of Park Fields to use this facility. from toddlers to adults, to once again be part of our new venture the make the space available to everyone and we also have the parish nurse that is available for anyone that would like to come and visit.”

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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