The Grand Opening of Ashford Carbonell’s new meeting and sports viewing room was held 27th June with villagers and the contractors who undertook the project in attendance for the celebration. Councillor Vivienne Parry cut the ribbon to declare the new room open.
President of the Village Hall Committee, Ishbel Yellowley, thanked Steve of SA Crowther Construction and his craftsman and Shaun of Ludlow Block Paving for their excellent work on the project. Since the opening Say It With Wood have completed the chestnut fencing and erection of the side gate entrance so our thanks must also go to them for their excellent work too. I think we all agree it enhances the work very well.
Mrs Yellowley also thanked the volunteers Steve and Denise Langman who completed the planting of boxes and borders to enhance the area for all to enjoy.
As Ishbel said, the Hall is a much loved and used facility and we can now enjoy even more with the Weston Room and outside paving completed, bringing the Sports Field and Hall very much together for everyone in the Village to enjoy.
In the autumn of 2018 Ashford Carbonell Village Hall was awarded £60,000 by the Garfield Weston Charity’s 60th Anniversary Fund for their project (See Shropshire Star article 6.11.18 and a few days prior to this in our photos on the website). Completing this project together with the large paved area connecting to the Bowling Green means that sports activities can be viewed in comfort by participants, supporters and parents and their children as well as providing a valuable additional space for meetings and social events such as Coffee morning, Tea Club and food nights which are very well supported. The room is the culmination of the refurbishment of the Village Hall and its surrounding area started in 2008 as a result of an extensive survey of the Parish carried out for the Village’s Parish Plan.
The new room has been named the Weston Room in recognition of the Garfield Weston Charity that made this wonderful addition to the Ashford Carbonell Village Hall possible and a plaque has been placed on the building to acknowledge their valuable contribution.