Featherston Community Centre raising money for new roof
The Featherston Community Centre is well on the road to meeting its funding target of $100,000 as it looks to build a new roof.
With the current roof almost 30 years old and patched too many times to be saved it’s time to implement a long-term building programme that will help the Community Centre to expand with the growing needs of the South Wairarapa.
With the Board’s funding strategy on target, the roof replacement is penciled in for this summer and when completed will allow other projects to get underway. A disabled toilet has been planned for when the roof is in place and a grounds redesign with a community garden, courtyard and children’s play area can get underway.
The project is at an advanced phase with the plans all completed, the tender let and the building consent application off to the Council this week. There has been great assistance given to the project from local elected officials, donors and community supporters that has made a huge project a lot more achievable.
Board chairperson Marcus Harvey comments “It’s exciting to get this project to an advanced phase. I just love what this work will allow us to do. I see a flexible community space that can be adapted to a variety of needs. By getting the new roof in place we can look to the internal layout and create an environment South Wairarapa people can be proud of and want to use.”
The Centre continues to raise money through its regular activities and special events like the popular annual Speakers’ Corner series and the current “Off the Wall Art Sale.” Murray Clarkson, the Community Centre Manager, is the person to talk to if you would like to assist the Centre with funding ideas for the roof and other projects.
The Featherston Community Centre is a charitable trust and is host to over 20 groups and nearly three hundred people a week. Its mission is “To positively deliver in partnership with local service providers, a comprehensive range of quality services and programmes that will enhance the social and economic well-being of the Featherston Community and its outlying areas.”
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