After six years at the helm, in which she saw the building of a new hall, Meg Burford stepped down as Chairman of the Hall Management Committee at the AGM in December.
At an informal lunch at the hall for Meg and her husband Alec, Trustees and friends paid tribute to her work.
New Chairman, Susan Burgess, presented Meg with a bouquet of flowers whilst Vice Chairman, Steve Williams presented...
Funding for environmental works and landscaping has been secured from Lancashire Environmental Fund.
The scheme will see soft-planting areas and a terrace at the rear of the hall, as well as seating and information boards at the front.
Chorley Borough Council is also contributing towards improvements to sport, recreational and other facilities on the site.
Extended in 2008, the car park at the front of the hall will see more improvements in 2009.
The Management Committee will use some funds from Chorley Borough Council to resurface the car park, improve the drainage and mark out parking bays, including a number for blue-badge holders.
There will also be markings to prevent people from blocking access to the overflow car park at the rear of the hall.
New signs around the site will remind visitors that the car parks are for use on a short stay basis, with priority given to those actually visiting an event at the hall.
Signs will also direct vehicles to the overflow car park at the rear of the hall on those occasions when an event attracts a larger audience.
In addition, when an event goes on until midnight, a sign will remind users about noise...
Meg Burford is to step down from her role as Chairman after the Annual General Meeting in the autumn.
Meg played a major part in the re-development of the hall, which saw the new hall being opened in April 2006.