Church hall gets fund for care, sup­port


An up­grade of Cromwell’s Catholic Par­ish Hall will see a pas­toral care cen­tre es­tab­lished and two rooms cre­ated for com­mu­nity use.

Fa­ther Martin Flan­nery, of the Cromwell-Up­per Clutha Catholic Par­ish, said the up­grade would pro­vide a more wel­com­ing fa­cil­ity where peo­ple who needed care and coun­selling sup­port could come.

A grant of $60,000 from the Cen­tral Lakes Trust has gone to­ward the project.

‘‘A rea­son­able part of the fund­ing will be used to en­hance the en­trance and also chip seal the carpark,’’ Flan­nery said.

Cen­tral Lakes Trust chair­man Tony Hill said it was one of 10 grants to­talling over quar­ter of a mil­lion dol­lars that was ap­proved by Cen­tral Lakes Trust in its lat­est fund­ing round.

The Cromwell Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade was granted $30,000 to­wards the cost of re­plac­ing its op­er­a­tional sup­port ve­hi­cle. This ve­hi­cle is used to trans­port equip­ment and per­son­nel to call outs and is es­sen­tial to its ser­vice pro­vi­sion. The ve­hi­cle re­sponds to about 80 calls each year. The cost of a new ve­hi­cle is over $51,000.

Cromwell Re­source Cen­tre was granted $28,333.

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