The hall has been awarded a grant towards landscaping the site. The plans include creating an extended terrace at the rear of the hall as well as soft planting around that area and the rear car park.
New notice boards, direction signs and site signs are to be installed as well as a bin store. There will be two orientation boards – one showing the history of the village and the hall and the other with suggested walks from the hall car park.
Bike racks, seating and bollards to protect new paving area to the front and side of the hall will complement improvements to the front car park. There will be improved drainage and car parking spaces (including disabled parking) will be marked out.
Planned sports facilities by way of a boules court and possible ‘Sports Wall’ will not now go ahead, mainly due to lack of demand and the high cost of installing the sports wall (at least £150,000).
The boundary at the bottom of the site will be hidden with new trees, as will the fencing owned by United Utilities which hides their adjoining facility.