When the local community bought Exeter Street Hall in 2013, it was in a very poor state of repair. It needed a new roof and there were big issues with the electrics and drains. Since then we have set about restoring the hall and making it a venue fit for the 21 century. Not all members of our community are currently able to enjoy the amazing events offered because the hall does not offer access to those with limited mobility such as wheelchair users. We have sufficient funding to carry out an important refurbishment, including provision of disabled toilets but we also need to provide a safe and accessible entrance. With £1800 we will be able provide a high quality ramp surface and handrail and we have decided to ask our supporters if they would consider donating £10 towards the cost of the installation. The main image of the ramp and railing is the design we intend to install if we are successful in reaching our target.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our aim is to provide access to the whole community and currently we are unable to do so. We believe that many of our events, such as shows put on as part of Brighton Fringe, would benefit hugely by having better access and facilities.
Steps to get it done:
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Dear hall supporters. Could you help us win a £5000 grant by voting for the hall? Spurred on by the fantastic support for our recent crowdfunding campaign, we are now hoping to improve our facilities with modern theatre lighting that will be available to all groups hiring the hall. We need as many votes as possible over the next two weeks to help us reach our target. It's free to vote and only takes a few minutes. If you could help us again, we'd be extremely grateful and so would our fab community. Please click below for details. https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4684 Many thanks, Exeter Street Hall building team.
Work on the accessibility improvements is going really well and all internal work should be complete in the next few days, ready for events and hirers in early September. The concrete foundations for the ramp have now been laid - you can see how much has changed in the image above. We now have just 5 days to raise the remaining 50% of our target! If we are successful we can install a fully non-slip resin surface and metal hand rail so we really need a massive push to get us over the line. You've already given us fantastic support but if you are able to RT our tweets from @exetersthall and share any posts from Exeter Street Hall on Facebook that will be a great help - we can do this! Pete Golton - Building team, Exeter Street Hall