The Architectural Heritage Fund have highlighted Stretford Public Hall as 'showing the way' when it comes to the transfer of assets of community value into community ownership.
Our community ownership of the Hall was highlighted as a leading example at the launch of a new report 'Our Assets, Our Future'. The report was commissioned by Power to Change and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The report found that there are over 6,300 community-owned assets (eg leisure centres and village halls) in England, contributing £150m into local economies.
We're also delighted to feature as one of the Co-op Foundation's 'hero projects', in their new Save our Spaces campaign. The story of our campaign to save Stretford Public Hall features in a short video that's been produced to launch the campaign. You can view the video on the Endangered Spaces website. Look out for pictures of the Hall appearing on screens in Co-op stores across the country!