There was a welcome surprise for Manton Village Hall recently when Cllr Joy Penn of Preshute Parish Council presented a cheque for £5,000. The grant will go towards the redevelopment fund for the busy village community centre.
Preshute Parish Council Chair Peter Morgan said, “Preshute takes great pleasure in awarding Manton Village Hall this grant, which underlines the importance of Preshute’s close ties with the village hall. We aim to support local charities and community groups and particularly those that offer valuable amenities to our parishioners.”
Nicki Evans, Chair of Manton Village Hall Committee, said, “The village hall is the only community venue on the west side of Marlborough, servicing the needs of both Manton and Preshute parish. It is used every day by diverse groups of all ages including pre-school, Preshute Primary, St.Georges Church, Guides and Rainbows. We also host community lunches, Tea Dances, Scottish Country Dancing, Pilates and Yoga and community events. In the summer we completed phase 1 of the refurbishment and we will carry out phase 2 in the half term at the end of October. The Parish Council’s generous donation has allowed this to happen on schedule.”