Dalton Village Hall

A kitchen at the heart of the community

Gillian McCowie became the chair of Dalton Village Hall in 2021. Using funding received through the Community Spaces Partnership, Gillian took on the major challenge of equipping the hall, and particularly its kitchen, to cater for larger-scale events. The project involved:

  • Installing new countertops and cupboards
  • Procuring cookware, dishes, an oven, sink and extraction fan system
  • Updating the electrical supply
  • Resurfacing and lighting the car park
  • Purchasing a shipping container for storage
  • Sanding and deep cleaning the hall

Gillian McCowie, Chair of Dalton Village Hall, explains more: 

Gillian said:

"​Without the new kitchen, we couldn't move on with the hall. We've had more people through the door and more people wanting to come."

How Community Action Northumberland helped

​Community Action Northumberland (CAN) helped facilitate this project and administer funding. CAN offered guidance and advice to the Trustees of Dalton Village Hall, helping the project to overcome challenges with suppliers.