Community hall gets a lick of paint on company time

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 September 2018

Trustee of North Mymms memorial hall and parish councillor Teresa Travell, Ocado head of HR for service delivery Billy Greensides and trustee and parish councillor Tony Green in the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

Trustee of North Mymms memorial hall and parish councillor Teresa Travell, Ocado head of HR for service delivery Billy Greensides and trustee and parish councillor Tony Green in the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A Welwyn Hatfield community hall was given a bright new look thanks to a small grant and the efforts of volunteers from Ocado.

Trustee of North Mymms memorial hall and parish councillor Tony Green. Picture: DANNY LOOTrustee of North Mymms memorial hall and parish councillor Tony Green. Picture: DANNY LOO

Throughout Thursday, September 6, the paint rollers got active at North Mymms Community Hall, which was built in 1957.

“Someone said, ‘I think that’s the last time it was painted’,” quipped parish councillor and hall trustee Tony Green.

He was quick to clarify that that’s probably not quite true, but the councillor is nonetheless “very, very grateful” for the small grant from ARISE and the efforts of the Ocado workers, some of whom travelled from as far away as Manchester to help out.

The freshened-up hall is used for community events such as book swaps and Easter egg hunts, and will host its first ever panto this Christmas.

North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOONorth Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

“The hall needs to be maintained and kept in a reasonable state of repair for us to do those things,” said Cllr Green.

ARISE is a funding collaboration between Landsec (The Galleria), Ocado, Gascoyne Cecil Estates, and Interserve Plc Support Services, and gives small grants to support initiatives and socially-based activities that improve the lives of groups or individuals.

The fund can be awarded, up to a maximum of £1,000, to any group, organisation or individual based in or living in the Hatfield area.

For more information, visit: www.arisehatfield.com#

Volunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOOVolunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

Volunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOOVolunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

Volunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOOVolunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

Volunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOOVolunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

Volunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOOVolunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

Volunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOOVolunteers from the Ocado service delivery HR team paint the inside of the North Mymms memorial hall. Picture: DANNY LOO

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