February 19, 2009
Morland Hall welcomes new development worker
Morland Hall received a welcome boost on Wednesday (February 18th)
when a new dedicated development worker started her job, thanks
to grant funding.
Community Partnership (SCP), which is based at the hall, has received
a 'grass roots grant' from Somerset Community Foundation to pay
for the dedicated worker.
hall's chairman, Richard Matthews, joined
fellow hall supporters in welcoming the worker, Jane Wilson, on
Wednesday, as pictured.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that Jane would be working with groups
already using the hall and will also help to develop further projects.
She will also be active in promoting the facilities of the hall
and youth club.
news provides a much-needed boost for Morland Hall, which Burnham-On-Sea.com
this year had suffered £4,000 of damage when its ceiling
broke, leading to the damage of several rooms beneath.
thanked the Somerset Community Foundation and added: 'This is
a real opportunity for us to provide a springboard for the local
community in Highbridge to get involved in projects and events
at the hall, aimed at achieving long term sustainability of the
Justin Sargent, Director of the Somerset Community Foundation,
was also on hand to welcome Jane into Highbridge, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This project is exactly the kind of initiative the Somerset
Community Foundation wants to support, where the local community
is setting its agenda and improving their quality of life on their
terms. With the help of Somerset people and businesses we will
be able to support projects like this in the long term."
The Burnham and Highbridge Regeneration Partnership has also been
supporting the Morland Hall project, and Sue Quatermass, its development
worker, said she was very pleased that the SCP had received the
added that on March 24th at Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre there
would be an opportunity for local groups to find out more information
about 'grass roots grants' when a talk will be given at the Sedgemoor