Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Coven Memorial Hall last week to officially open their refurbished main entrance and car park.
Gavin cut the ribbon to the building and thanked volunteers, officially marking the re-opening of the main entrance and the car park, which has been redesigned to meet changing needs of the Coven community. The new door will make access easier for all residents who use the facility especially those who use a wheelchair, pushchair or those transporting heavy equipment. Improvements have also been made to the car park which is also used by school parents at morning and collection points.
The Hall is run by a committee of volunteers who meet each on the first Monday of each month. Members worked hard to save and fundraise £60,000 to cover the cost of the refurbishment, which was carried out by local company Hindley Contactors, based in Essington.
Gavin attends a number of events at the Memorial Hall throughout the year and holds a number of his surgeries at the venue.
Commenting on the refurbishment Gavin said: “Coven Memorial Hall is such an important centre for the community. Such a diverse range of events take place here from fitness classes to my own constituency surgeries.
“The refurbishment looks fantastic and the committee has done some absolutely wonderful work raising the money for these brilliant changes. I very much enjoyed celebrating with patrons and the Committee and I know it will make a huge difference for all who use it.”