Vicarage Park Community Centre

Vicarage Park Community Centre

If all goes to plan the Vicarage Park Community Centre Charity expects to complete Phase I of its restoration and upgrade programme and open the Hall in late Spring/early Summer 2018.

The former St Chad’s Church Hall has been closed since 31 October 2013. £300,000 had to be raised to restore the fabric of the hall to a safe and useble standard.

You may have noticed that the large Thermometer Sign outside the Community Hall on Vicarage Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, has recently been updated. Two substantial donations have been received from local benefactors.

This means that the Charity can now complete Phase I of its extensive repair and restoration programme. Trustees and volunteers have made amazing progress over recent months.

 

Vicarage Park Community Centre

The old Church Hall on Vicarage Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, is being converted into a modern fit-for-purpose community hub for everyone who lives or works in the area.

If all goes to plan the VPCC Charity expects to complete Phase I of the restoration and upgrade programme in the next few months and open the Hall in late Spring/early Summer 2018.

Work at Vicarage Park Community Centre

Thanks to the hard work of stalwart volunteers, local tradespeople and support from local businesses, a great amount of work has been completed in a very short time.

The work has involved;
– demolishing and rebuilding the rear gable wall,
– sand blasting rust from steel support columns,
– bracing the tower with new internal steel columns,
– painting all the windows, inside and out,
– stripping out the old toilets and ancient plumbing in readiness for a new suite of ladies, gents and disabled toilets,
– re-plastering and refitting the kitchen,
– removal of the old heating system,
– replacing rotten floorboards and joists,
– a new roof on the kitchen block and
– repairing tiles on the main roof to make the building completely watertight.

If you wish to get involved please contact the VPCC Community Hall Charity via email: info@vpcc.org.uk or ask one of our team at the Hall.

More about Vicarage Park Community Centre

The hall is over 90 years old and is a much loved Arts and Crafts style building.

It had been in continuous use since it was first opened as St Chad’s Church Hall on Armistice Day 1925 by the Bishop of Manchester.

Before it closed in 2013 it was the focus for a wide variety of community activities and was quite literally the ‘heart and soul of Poulton-le-Fylde’.

Vicarage Park Community Centre, St Chads Church Hall in December 2013
Vicarage Park Community Centre, St Chads Church Hall in December 2013

The Charity successfully raised over £30K in the first year with local fundraising.

The plan is to bring back life and love to the Hall with community services for the old and young, energetic and infirm, those who want entertaining, educating, social interaction, to celebrate, commemorate – and more.

Please help and donate to the cause.

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