Tudorville & District Community Centre
The Tudorville and District Community Centre (TDCC) building was acquired with a Community Asset Transfer from Herefordshire Council, and was built in the 1960s. We have been in the process of refurbishing it over the last few years, thanks to the support of various funding providers, and with a lot of fundraising by ourselves and the local community.
We insulated the walls and roof, enhanced the boiler and heating system, gave the building disabled access, improved the car park, extended and refurbished the meeting room, and significantly overhauled and refurbished the kitchen. The last remaining part of refurbishment process was the toilets; they had been barely touched since their installation. They were unattractive, unhygienic (difficult to clean), required unacceptable levels of maintenance, were inefficient users of water and electricity, inaccessible to certain groups in the community, and potentially unsafe. There were ongoing problems with the drains, which were causing a persistent unpleasant smell.
The male and female toilets have now undergone a thorough refurbishment, including overhauling the drains, new flooring, accessible and efficient toilets, sinks, mirrors and hand dryers. The overall look is very professional. They are already proving easier to clean, and popular with the users of the centre. The new professional look is much more appropriate for showing potential new users around the centre, enabling us to attract several new hirers since they were completed, thereby also enabling the centre's future financial sustainability.
TDCC Committee and the wider community of Tudorville are extremely grateful for the upgrade in the centre’s facilities, and very thankful to New Grove Trust for their generous contribution to this.