Mole Hall refurbishment to cost £200k
Elmbridge Council is to invest £200,000 on refurbishing Mole Hall as part of plans to merge it with the Molesey Centre for the Community.
The council hopes the move will address the under-use of Mole Hall and provide a bigger community centre with enhanced kitchen and catering facilities.
Councillor Christine Elmer, cabinet member for social affairs, said: “As a council we recognise that the Molesey Centre building no longer meets the requirements for a fully functioning ‘centre for the community’ and it is unable to offer the range that our other centres offer.
“By creating a fit for purpose facility at Mole Hall there will be room to expand the Molesey Centre facility. Its visitors, volunteers and staff will be able to enjoy an exciting new home.”
A retractable partition will be installed in the hall so day centre users can occupy one side on weekdays, and hirers can use the other.
Coun Elmer said plans were still being worked on and every effort would be made to ensure classes such as dancing and keep fit will continue at Mole Hall.
The council has promised to consult with users and listen to concerns, and has assured that the details are not set in stone.