Help call to raise the roof

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A well- used Wishaw hall is in need of an ur­gent cash in­jec­tion.

The Car­rick Hall in Colt­ness is home to a num­ber of lo­cal groups but is fac­ing a cash cri­sis as it is in dire need of a new roof.

And with quotes com­ing in at over £8,000, mem­bers of Colt­ness Com­mu­nity Coun­cil are set to ap­ply for fund­ing in a bid to, lit­er­ally, keep the roof over ev­ery­one’s heads.

Com­mu­nity coun­cil chair­man John Carr said: “The quotes that have been re­ceived are pretty eye wa­ter­ing.

“It’s a well- used hall within Colt­ness and the num­ber of groups us­ing it is start­ing to build up. “But the metal roof on it has to go.” Com­mu­nity coun­cil mem­bers were dis­cuss what fund­ing op­tions were avail­able to them at their April meet­ing.

Com­mu­nity coun­cil secretary Jane Fleming added: “Var­i­ous groups across Colt­ness use the hall.

“We have baby gymnastics, dance classes and it is also used for events like birth­day par­ties and com­mu­nions.

“We don’t charge a lot. It’s only £10 per hour and £27 for three hours.

“We have been ad­vised to look for more quotes and to source fund­ing.”

Ac­tion plan Colt­ness Com­mu­nity Coun­cil mem­bers out­side Carrick Hall

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