£26k grant is window of opportunity
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