Bennett Centre Frome

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St. Johns Vicarage,Vicarage Close
Christchurch Street East,Frome
BA11 1QL

01373 462325

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Frome needs more community meeting spaces

The Bennett Centre, set in the heart of Frome, has been serving the community since it became St John’s Church Hall in 1928, but the building is no longer up to date and we are aware that it could offer more than its one big hall. So we are redeveloping the Centre to offer four meeting spaces and at the same time bring its facilities up to modern-day standard - a big project.

We had completed the first and second floors of the building by the end of 2016, which left us with the ground floor. We are pleased to say that over the past 18 months, thanks to your help, we have been able to complete three major phases on the ground floor:

the main toilets
the kitchen
the flooring and lighting in 'the Cloisters'

So now - November 2018 - we are nearly there ... but not quite! For instance, two needs that we would be thrilled to have your help with raising funds for are:

- the additional fire safety systems needed now that more of the building is in use - not very exciting but essential of course - we need to raise £10k.

- banqueting chairs to ensure that there are comfortable chairs for large community events - They cost around £15 each and we plan to obtain 100, so the cost is £1500 in total.

Any help you can give with these two projects would be most gratefully received.

Thank you very much indeed for your help.

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