The Heritage Hub, Treoes
The old Vestry belonging to Saron Chapel has, with the huge assistance of consultant Sue Rice of bro.cymru, undergone major renovation during 2019/20. The building with unused stables underneath and old fashioned and dilapidated meeting room above has now been totally transformed into a small community venue for hire fit for the 21st century.
Like Saron Chapel, renovated 2017/18, it has a new roof, had old cement render removed and been brought back to its former glory.
The venue has been renamed the Heritage Hub and has been generously leased to Capel Siriol Ltd and its Management Committee (all Treoes residents) by Saron Chapel Trustees at a peppercorn rent for a period of 25 years. Capel Siriol Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation with the prime aim of making a surplus from this venture in order to help fund and support other local projects over time.
The new Heritage Hub now has internet, electric heating, a fully fitted kitchen, disabled persons’ toilets and a stair lift to a brand new meeting room on the first floor for local residents and professional organisations to hire, with capacity for approximately 20 people seated. It is also hoped to establish a small courtyard area outside with tables/chairs when funds allow.
From within the Heritage Hub it is hoped to run many regular community activities and allow new smaller group activities to emerge. The Capel Siriol group are currently fundraising to fully equip the Heritage Hub
to a high standard and, once final snagging has been completed and Covid regulations allow, they will be opening up the Heritage Hub for everyone to view.