Renovation

The refurbishment of St Boswells Village Hall started in 2012, when the Hall Committee raised money to update the boiler and heating system. With a more efficient system in place, thoughts turned to insulation, double glazing as well as better accessibility and upgraded toilets. In December 2013, St Boswells Village Hall closed for refurbishment after months of fundraising, seeking donations and applying for grants.

In partnership with local architects Camerons from Galashiels, and a host of other experts, a plan was drawn up to turn St Boswells Village Hall into a community building that the whole village could enjoy for years to come. A key part of that was making the Hall a building that stays warm in winter with minimum heating and is generally energy efficient. The Climate Challenge Fund came to the fore with a substantial grant covering:

● Roof and Main Hall wall insulation
● Double glazed windows
● Exterior doors
● Low energy lighting

With very generous donations from villagers and a number of external benefactors and grants, other necessary works could be completed:

● New toilets including disabled toilet facilities
● A new stairway to the Upper Hall
● Complete refurbishment of both the Upper and Lesser Halls
● Renewal of all electrics
● Repairs to the Bell Tower

The New Front Door - All Red!The Clock, Left as it Always Was Main Hall Ceiling Looking down carpeted stairs to the back door

Galashiels builders, Murray and Burrell Ltd, along with the many expert subcontractors, completed all the works in under five months. The commitment to energy saving will continue — in the Village Hall and in the wider community of St Boswells with household monitoring schemes and Climate Challenge awareness campaigns and talks.

Click on the thumbnails to open detailed plans in PDF form:

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The main works are now complete, and through further fundraising we have carried out important additions such as curtains and blinds, sound and lighting for the main hall, floor improvements and other enhancements of great value to the community. However, we have learnt that the roof now needs to be fully weatherproofed to see us through the winter. If you can help, then please do so below.

DONATIONS

If you would like to make a donation to help this vital work, either by using the details below or by using the Paypal button. If you are adding Gift Aid then please contact Jennifer White directly.

Bank Details

The Royal Bank of Scotland
Newtown St.Boswells Branch

Sort Code: 83-26-34
Account No. 00291043
Account Name: St.Boswells Public Hall No 2 Account

Cheques can be made payable to: St.Boswells Public Hall No 2 Account

Standing Orders and Gift Aid Forms can be obtained from:

Jennifer White
Eildon View
Charlesfield
St.Boswells
MELROSE
TD6 0HH

Tel: 01835 822648
Mobile: 07775504580

Thank you very much for your help.

 

 

St Boswells Village Hall
Jenny Moores Road
St Boswells
TD6 0AL

Donations

If you can, please donate to the Renovation Fund either by going to the Renovation Project page or by using the Paypal link below. If you are adding Gift Aid then please use the Renovation Project page.

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