Grant towards re-roofing the flat roof annexes to the main hall which were particularly prone to leak in heavy rain
Posted: 13th October 2014
The Chantry Centre, 34/36 Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4JB
A key community building in Dursley, the Lister Hall, as it was formerly known, was saved from closure by the foundation in 2011 of the Chantry Centre charity.
The building was initially built to provide social facilities for RA Lister, the largest employer in the town, but over time has become a focal point for the local amateur dramatic society, choir, dance groups and a skittles league.
The decline in RA Lister's business meant that over the last 20 years the fabric of the building began to deteriorate.
A key first step, on what is a long-term project to develop a modern community facility, has been to make the building watertight.
The donation from The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust enabled the charity to complete the re-roofing of the flat roof annexes to the main hall which were particularly prone to leak in heavy rain.
As all roof repairs are completed, so the charity's attention will shift to refurbishing the inside of the building, so creating a facility which will be a centre for a range of sport, social and leisure activities.