£26k grant is win­dow of op­por­tu­nity

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

A TREA­SURED build­ing is set to have new win­dows in­stalled af­ter re­ceiv­ing a £26,000 cash boost.

Church­field House in Great Har­wood was gifted to the Ur­ban Dis­trict Coun­cil by its owner Mil­ton Hay­dock af­ter his death in 1926.

Over the last nine decades the ‘valu­able community as­set’ has un­der­gone ‘many changes’ and is now run by char­ity Church­field House Ltd and also fea­tures a pop­u­lar cafe.

The build­ing will now have new win­dows in­stalled af­ter the char­ity re­ceived £25,889 from Hyn­d­burn coun­cil.

Lynn Wil­son, of Church­field House Ltd, said: “Church­field House was gifted by Mil­ton Hay­dock to the peo­ple of Great Har­wood and Church­field House vol­un­teers have been re­ally con­cerned in re­cent years about the state of the win­dows, which would not have lasted an­other win­ter.”

Coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son said it is a ‘fab­u­lous re­source for the lo­cal community’ and praised vol­un­teers for ‘breath­ing new life’ into the build­ing and ‘re­turn­ing it to its for­mer glory’.

He said: “With this £25,889 boost to re­place the win­dows the house can con­tinue to grow from strength to strength.”

Coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son with Lynn Wil­son and other sup­port­ers of Church­field House in Great Har­wood

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