Land Fill Tax boost for Woolaston

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Woolaston Methodist Church in the Forest of Dean has received a £5,000 boost from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust's Land Fill Tax Communities Fund, operated by Cory Environmental.

The church needed to raise £20,000 to upgrade facilities and the Land Fill contribution adds to other fundraising ventures and initiatives by church members. The church refurbishment includes disabled access, disabled toilet, baby changing facilities, and a new kitchen. Methodist Minister for Woolaston, the Revd Heather Upton says the much needed refurbishment is timely as the church celebrates 150 years of worship and witness in July 2017. She says, "with steep steps we recognised the premises were not user friendly, so we decided to bring it up to standard with the inclusion of a disabled access and facilities. We set about fundraising and applying for grants. Our regular coffee mornings are a good source of finance and are well supported by the village. We also held a Flower Festival which was well received, being organised by Mrs Alwyn Page, a local flower arranging tutor".

Heather says, "the work is currently in progress and we are looking forward to using our updated building, which will include a stair lift. The modernisation, spruce up and decoration, plus the extra money from the Land Fill Tax all help to make the building a more user friendly space. We look forward to opening our doors to many more local residents. The rooms will be available for letting to local groups".

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