MILLBANK Hall will close this Saturday, April 9, for the first phase of the long awaited renovation for the popular venue.
After 12 years of hard work by the Millbank Hall Community Association and members of the local community work will begin to install a new kitchen and serving area, a new storage area, brand new toilet facilities including disabled toilets, re-decoration and re-wiring. Also included will be energy efficiency measures to make the hall more environmentally friendly. Funding for the work has come from a variety of sources including over £35,000 from the LEADER fund, £5000 from the Garioch Area Committee, £3,000 from Planning Gain, £18,000 from Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Leisure and Learning Service added to the £20,000 raised by the Millbank Hall Association itself.
Committee Secretary Sylvia Hendry told the Herald, “After 12 years of hard work and fund-raising we are excited to finally get started. We look forward to August when the first phase of work is finished, it will make a huge difference to the hall and all those that use it.
Future plans for the hall include that are awaiting planning permission include improved disabled access and improved parking.