August update: Our cautious return!

 

Many of you will wondering if and when our regular activities and events will be starting up again at the Hall. Like you, we’re keen to see a return to normality as soon as possible, but we’re also mindful of the continuing risks posed by Coronavirus. Our priority is to ensure the Hall is safe and risk-free for visitors and users, and we’re reviewing government guidance on a regular basis to inform our re-opening.

As things stand, we will be remaining closed for most activities throughout August but we will regularly update you about any developments on this website and our various social media channels. So, if you don’t already follow us  on Facebook or Twitter, please sign up! We are in discussions with many of our tutors and regular room users and hope that some activities will be able to restart in early September.

Throughout lockdown, we have held numerous online events and activities including our regular health and wellbeing classes, our choir Stretford Singers, live music from Back to the Civic and our monthly life drawing classes. These will be continuing for the foreseeable future. Please see our What's On page or Activities - online activities on this website or check our social media channels.

At the Hall itself, we’ve been busy putting measures in place to ensure staff and tenants can use the building safely, and we have started to take a small number of room bookings for activities that can be held within current guidelines. If you’re interesting in booking a room, please make your initial enquiry on this website via the bookings form, here.

Since March, the Hall’s volunteers and staff have been working with Trafford Council and many others to supply emergency support for Stretford’s local community. Volunteer tasks have included answering our Hub helpline during the week, delivering food parcels and prescriptions as well as providing a personal shopping service for those with particular medical or dietary requirements. Our voluntary wellbeing team have also been calling isolated people on a weekly basis to see how they're doing and for a little chat. To this date, over 1,100 hours of volunteer time has been donated towards the community response in Stretford alone!

 

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