Melin helps refurbish local pensioners’ hall

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30th January, 2017

Pontymoile OPA hall makeover

Our contractors have helped us to answer the call of local pensioners who were desperate to give their community hall a much-needed makeover.

Melin’s Communities and Sustainability teams and Mel’s Handy People joined forces with contractors Glanmor, Robert Price, Gerflor and suppliers Dulux to freshen up Pontymoile OAP Hall.

The hall has been used by older people in the area since the early 1950s and it is steeped in local history. People who use the hall got in touch with Melin to see if the local housing association could help as their favourite meeting place was in need of repair.

Thanks to the team effort from local and national companies they were able to install new toilets, kitchen cupboards, flooring, paint and a free asbestos survey by Encompass, which thankfully gave the building a clean bill of health.

Marilyn Manley is one of the many people (aged 50-94) who use the hall on a weekly basis to meet with friends. Mrs Manley said: “We are really grateful for all your help. The work you have done has really brightened up the hall. Many people who come here have commented on how much better it look it looks.”

Melin Homes Deputy Chief Executive Peter Crockett said: “We are always keen to help local community groups, as well as our own residents. It is encouraging to see that our suppliers and contractors are just as eager to help when our staff teams approach them for help towards a great cause and I’m sure that people will continue to enjoy using this treasured community building.”


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