Woodborough parish hall gets a makeover with help from aster group volunteers

A team of volunteers from local housing association Aster Group has helped with a makeover of the Parish Hall in Woodborough.

Four members of Aster’s trade team including a carpenter, electrician, decorator, kitchen fitter and plumber volunteered their time and spent a week modernising the hall. They refreshed the paint in the main hall and installed new units and counter tops in the kitchen. The Parish Hall will now be reopened, with local groups and classes able to benefit from the new facilities. 

Plans to modernise the Parish Hall first began when its Committee reached out to the social housing provider, asking if they could spare any old worktops or units. But Aster went one step further and installed a range of brand-new equipment at the hall for free. 

Peter Maclaine from the Parish Hall Committee said: “We are all so pleased at the result, and it is far better than we had hoped for. We are now confident that the community will want to use a facility that has been transformed from a rather tired set up into one that we can be proud of. This has absolutely reinvigorated the room and we are all so grateful.”

Josh Dear, Head of Housing for Wiltshire at Aster, said: “When we first received the request from the Parish Hall Committee, we knew it was a great opportunity to give back to the community and make a vital local space even better,

“It has been a hugely rewarding experience for the team, and we hope that the community enjoy spending time there. The team really enjoyed being involved with the project and feel that they have, in a small way, assisted their local community.” 

To find out more about Aster’s volunteer programme visit https://astervip.goodsted.com /  

Organisations looking for volunteer support can contact the Aster Foundation at asterfoundation@aster.co.uk.

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