North Wymondham Community Centre in need of roof repairs after fault is found

North Wymondham Community Centre. Picture: Courtesy of Tony Vale

North Wymondham Community Centre. Picture: Courtesy of Tony Vale - Credit: Archant

Plans are being made for a fundraising campaign to help pay for roof repairs at North Wymondham Community Centre, which are expected to cost more than £35,000.

The centre had to be closed after Tom North of Norwich-based chartered surveyors, North and Hawkins, found a major fault in the roof on June 16. The problem originated when some supporting battens had not been fitted when the building was constructed in the mid-1980s.

The resulting stress on the building has caused the gables to move out of alignment.

Remedial works were carried out and the centre was reopened shortly afterwards, but more extensive repair works are now needed to ensure its future.

Mr North's visit followed North Wymondham Community Association's successful application for support from Norfolk ProHelp, with a view to establishing the likely cost of sustaining the building in Lime Tree Avenue over the next five years.

There was also a request to provide an assessment of the estimated rebuilding cost of the property for insurance purposes.

Tricia Fuller, chairman of Norfolk ProHelp and group human resources director of Norse Commercial Services, said: 'This is an example of how Norfolk ProHelp makes a difference in our communities and I would encourage other community organisations to visit our website and contact us for support.'

For more information about the centre, visit www.northwymondhamcommunity.org

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