High Point Episode 005:

Renovating Stretford Public Hall


Kate McGeevor and Simon Borkin


In the episode 005 of the High Point podcast, we had the pleasure to visit Kate McGeevor and Simon Borkin at Stretford Public Hall (within Greater Manchester, United Kingdom) who told us about the story of buying and renovating the place.

In this episode, Kate and Simon take you through:

  • the history of hall
  • involving the local community as much as they can
  • raising money
  • making renovation plans
  • buying the hall from Trafford Council
  • growing the organisation, Friends of Stretford Public Hall

The process took a while, but the structure of the organisation is now solid and sustainable, ready to make ambitious plans for the future.


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