The success of New Quay’s Memorial Hall has been championed by a council committee this week.

Members of Ceredigion County Council’s charity trust committee praised the hard work of local people and the success that had been made of the hall, along with highlighting its importance to the community.

A report to the Ceredigion County Council committee on September 26 outlined what had been done to and at the hall in the last two years, after it was leased by the authority as charity trustee in 2020 for 99 years.

New Quay Memorial Hall charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) updates the committee annually to ensure that it is meeting its “‘use as a village hall for the inhabitants of New Quay and the neighbourhood thereof without distinction of political, religious or other opinions including use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.”

The CIO undertook major renovation of the hall using grant funding of more than £223,000 in 2019 and additional fundraising and donations of more than £27,000 to install double glazing, doors, new toilet facilities as well as insulation, a new kitchen, wiring, new heating, lighting, roof and solar panels as well as redecoration.

The hall houses the library and Town Council as well as a number of weekly events including British Legion meetings, WI, Welsh lessons, art sessions, yoga, football, parties, snooker club, community market, family sessions, camera club and more.

Cllr Keith Evans said it was pleasing to see the hall being used and that residents are working hard to make it a success, which was echoed by local member Cllr Matthew Vaux.