In 1881, this beautiful Grade II listed building, funded by local miners, opened its doors for the very first time. Hosting everything from school concerts and choirs to weddings and christenings, the Hall has been a place where friendships have been formed and memories have been made.
Now over 130 years old, the building is in need of significant structural repair and refurbishment, to secure its place as the heartbeat of this community for future generations.
With this comes a fantastic opportunity to bring the Town Hall up to modern standards with improved accessibility and extra facilities, to create a better venue that Maesteg needs and deserves.
We believe that a new, more ambitious Town Hall could:
Another significant step has been taken towards the redevelopment of Maesteg Town Hall with Bridgend County Borough Council, in partnership with Awen Cultural Trust, successfully securing Heritage Lottery Funding.
Development funding of £96,800 has been awarded to the project so that a range of important preparation work can be completed in readiness for the next crucial funding application which will need to be submitted in early 2019.
As well as further work to establish the existing condition of the building structure, recording its historic features and developing the design, the funding will be used to carry out a range of community engagement activities to capture the heritage of the Hall through the eyes of the people of the Llynfi Valley.