The money raised at events held by Moor Pool Heritage Trust are all in aid of ongoing projects to improve the community facilities.
Moor Pool Hall: Main Hall Kitchen Upgrade
The current Main Hall kitchen is in desperate need of an upgrade and modernisation to bring it up to current environmental health standards and to cater for the current and increasing needs of the hall and the regular groups as well as the wider community. The current kitchen is outdated, there is inadequate storage, no dishwasher and no facility to heat up or prepare large amounts of food or refreshments. Improvements would bring the kitchen up to standard to the benefit of current users as well as broaden its use to wider sectors of the community.
Following initial consultation with the users of the hall we are currently looking at acquiring funding to support the Kitchen Upgrade, in addition to money ringfenced for the kitchen that has been raised through fundraising events. We hope to have this work carried out in the Summer of 2017.
The kitchen upgrade will include:
- Safer and cleaner environment for food preparation and cooking
- Improved storage areas
- New freezer and fridge
- Commercial dishwasher with speed cycle for quick turnaround
- Larger oven and hot cupboard for heating up large portions to increase cooking capabilities for outside caterers
- Hot water facility for hot water on tap
New Kitchen servery area plans.
Plans for New Kitchen:
Please email us any comments or thoughts on the above proposed plans, we would welcome your feedback.
The Community Garden Committee are a dedicated team of local volunteers and residents who have been working hard on the new Nettlefold Garden. At the end of 2016 the government awarded match funding to pocket parks across the country, and a last minute application for Moor Pool was successful. The funding is being used to develop this area at the corner of Margaret Grove and Moor Pool Avenue into a pocket park, to provide a public green space that could be used by the local and wider community. This space was where the first sod was cut by Margaret Nettlefold in 1907 and was also used for May Day festivities in 1909. The official naming ceremony took place on Sunday 11th September at the Moor Pool Heritage Festival and the official opening of the Nettlefold Garden is set for Sunday 21st May.
Nettlefold Eco Learning Centre
The building which was the Builder’s Yard for Harborne Tenants has been purchased by the MPHT from money which was raised some time ago, before the deal from Grainger to buy the community facilities was arranged. We have ambitious plans to turn this building into a satellite ‘outdoor’ classroom as a cross-curricular education resource for Harborne Primary School, the local community, and any other schools that may wish to use it. The ‘classroom’ will be located in the refurbished Builders Yard Offices. Nearby Harborne Primary School has negligible green space and this is an opportunity to provide a resource, which will not only help deliver the national curriculum, but also educate children (and adults) as part of the educational programme ‘Todays Children, Tomorrows Community’ about their environment and how they can help safeguard it for future generations.