New works begin at Fordyce Street Hall

Councillor Hamish Partridge at the Fordyce Street Hall in Rosehearty.
Councillor Hamish Partridge at the Fordyce Street Hall in Rosehearty.

An Aberdeenshire Councillor for Troup has welcomed the ongoing refurbishment work at the Fordyce Street Hall in Rosehearty.

Councillor Hamish Partridge says he is delighted with the progress being made at the well-used community hall.

Work on refurbishing the main hall was completed a few months ago.

However, following meetings between Councillor Partridge and Aberdeenshire Council officials, agreement was reached on further works at the hall in Rosehearty.

Work has now commenced on the small halls and entrance of the facility - which will see walls re-plastered and painted, carpets laid and new lighting fitted. The upgrades are due to be complete within the next two weeks.

The Fordyce Street Hall is used by a range of groups in the village, including the Community Council, the toddlers, the bowling club and kids’ craft classes.

Commenting, Troup councillor Hamish Partridge said: “The Fordyce St Hall has always been a well used hall and is very important for the community and various groups within Rosehearty.

“Unfortunately the hall has been neglected by Aberdeenshire Council and in great need of refurbishment for many years.

“After several discussions and site visits with Aberdeenshire Council property officers I was delighted they agreed to have the main hall refurbished which was completed a few months ago.

“Since then I have been in further talks with property officers and the work has now started on the small halls and entrance. This work will include the plastering and painting of the remaining rooms as well as new lighting and carpets throughout.”