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The current building improvements taking place at The Old Courthouse will;

The building work includes;

installation of an entrance porch on the north side of the building

levelling a floor at the south side of the building

creating a raised terrace at the front of the building

regrading the car park

We have been awarded £86500 from the LEADER Cumbria Fells and Dales programme towards the £115,000 cost of the improvements. We are still seeking funding to cover the remaining £9,000 of the building costs. We are grateful to all those below who have provided match funding to date for the project and to Hanson, Shap Beck Quarry who have pledged to provide the materials needed to carry out the resurfacing work of the forecourt to facilitate accessibility.

Foyle Foundation      £5000

Frieda Scott Charitable Trust     £3380

Hadfield Trust       £2500

Holehird Trust (Cumbria Community Foundation)  £1500

Shap Community Enterprise     £7120

In addition funding towards architects fees has been provided by Eden District Community Fund (£2500) and Shap Community Enterprise (£2178).

Every little helps! We would appreciate any donations towards this valuable community project.

There are also several other ways that you could help us financially;

Visit our website www.theoldcourthouse.org for opening times and details of special events.

In addition to ensuring space for library and playgroup services the Old Courthouse now provides a Visitor Information Point and Gallery and organises workshops, events and facilities to help combat rural and social isolation including; a drop-in facility, computer access and WIFI with superfast broadband, Cuppa and Company, Reading, Poetry and Writing groups.

The Old Courthouse is run entirely by volunteers. Do contact us for further information if you would like to be involved. We would welcome your support to help us to improve facilities at The Old Courthouse for the benefit of the wider community.

Wishing all readers a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

Trustees  of Shap Community CIO

The Old Courthouse, Shap


Renovations at The Old Courthouse