Members of the Glencoe Community Hall committee with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall. Pictured from left are Jo Scott, Joyce Newberry, Adam Marshall, Peter Scott, Vonnie Cattell, Carmel Eslick and Nancy Parry.
THE small but industrious committee of the Glencoe Community Hall will soon be working on further improvements according to Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, who has announced a further $17,980 in State Government funding for the committee.
Last year the group received $11,000 through the Community Building Partnership Fund to extend the hall and Mr Marshall said that this latest funding would be used to fully paint in interior and exterior of the well-used community building.
“Some of the old paintwork is peeling off and there are sections of the exterior that need to be replaced due to wood rot,” he said
“There is also a wood storage shed at the rear of the hall that also requires a lick of paint to preserve the timbers and they need some help to upgrade their drainage to council specifications.”
Mr Marshall said the extension was very welcome as the size of the hall had restricted the number of people who could participate in the community activities.
“The extension has increased the capacity of the hall and the painting will enhance the current space, preserve the hall for future community use and cut down on maintenance costs,” he said.
“Glencoe is quite an active community and the hall is currently being used by the Local Women’s Group, Healthy Ageing Group and is also used a polling booth.
“Various committees hold their meetings there and Glen Innes Severn Council holds community consultative meetings there on a regular basis.
“I’m delighted that together we have secured this latest round of funding; it’s so important that the NSW Government continue to support these small grassroots community organisations.”