The Community Centre is delighted to announce that it has been successful in obtaining a grant from Cheshire West and Chester under their Health and Well-being Programme.
The grant, which is just under £500, will be used to obtain some more floor mats and to install a ballet 'barre'.
Chairman Alan Wilkinson had been approached initially by the Karate Club who were finding the existing mats rather thin. Members of the Karate Club do meet the floor surface rather more heavily than most! But the mats can be used by many other users, particularly the Toddler Group, and they do provide comfortable seating for youngsters watching both theatre productions and films.
The Ballet classes, run by the Janis Anderson School of Dancing, have been a part of the Community Centre life for many years, and providing pleasure, not to mention grace and elegance, to generations of village children. The Committee is delighted to be able to add to their facilities.
The Committee is also applying for a grant from Comic Relief to undertake some improvements for the Edna Rose Room. Though decorating costs are small and the work can be undertaken by the Committee, the cost of new curtains to conform to exacting fire regulations is quite high.
Neither of these two applications will divert the Committee from the much more important job of seeking grant funding for the major improvements, particularly the conversion of the back room into a lounge area. As the payments to CW&C are calculated on floor area, this considerable space needs to be able to become an income generator as soon as possible. A recent meeting with the architect has been held and the cost of the proposed improvements broken down into 'phases'.
Progress on this, and other news, can be found onwww.tarvincommunitycentre.organd on www.facebook.com/tarvincc