Welcome Hall: Monthly Update June 2021

We’re continuing to:

  • explore the financial viability of reopening Welcome Hall, looking at options for how to make it stack up
  • look at what work will be required on the building – at least to bring it back into use, plus any possible changes that would be required for us to realise visions and ambitions for the future Welcome Hall
  • seek and find bits of funding to cover the costs of some of the above

And right now our summer of community conversations is getting underway. Our community engagement took a step up early in the month when we launched our Facebook groupRe-opening Welcome Hall, which already has 155 members and plenty of conversation re what people would like to see happening in the re-opened centre, as well as offers to get involved.

And this Wednesday evening, 30th June, we have our first Welcome Hall Planning Group meeting, with a small group of local people who have expressed interest. Still room for more, if you’re interested. Let us know – email me.

Next update late July.

Meanwhile – any questions, comments, updates … very welcome.


Marc Gardiner (marc@zebra.coop)
Welcome Hall Project Team