The first phase of Chilworth Hall’s refurbishment project will take place this summer, necessitating closure from 25th July through 7th September. Structural works will see the re-siting of the stage fire escape and the rebuilding of the disabled ramp. Also included in the works will be insulation of the main hall ceiling, re-flooring of the small hall, the installation of modern sound-proof doors between the two halls and a major upgrade to the audio-visual facilities. A BT line is being brought into the building so in addition to there being an ability to phone out in the event of an emergency, there will also be broadband. More news later, including the plans for a second phase in 2016.