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Hampsthwaite Village Room to reopen after £100,000 refurb

The new Hampsthwaite Village Room opens this weekend.

The Hampsthwaite Village Room is set to reopen this weekend after a £100,000 refurbishment.

The venue has undergone extensive renovation works thanks to a £100,000 grant from North Yorkshire Council, spearheaded by Councillor Michael Harrison.

The project, organised by the Hampsthwaite Village Room charity, was also given a grant of £8,700 from the National Lottery Community Fund which paid for the installation of solar panels.

And the newly renovated venue will be opening to the public on Saturday (27th April) at 11am, with Cllr Michael Harrison and local MP Andrew Jones in attendance.

Hampsthwaite residents have been invited to attend the launch event and enjoy coffee and cake at the new and improved venue.

A spokesperson for the Hampsthwaite Village Room charity said:

“In 1924, Hampsthwaite Village Room was gifted to the residents by a Methodist lady, Letitia Wright.

“But over the years, the room had become not fit for purpose and had no disabled access or facilities.”

The refurbishment has taken nearly six months and includes the creation of a new kitchen and disabled toilet. 

The project was carried out by local builder B&N Batt, whilst the architectural work was completed by Townscape Architects and a new website designed by Loyalty Matters of Harrogate.

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