Freshbrook Church – Automated Doors
The community of Freshbrook, Wiltshire is today celebrating the news that Freshbrook Church has received a £10,000.00 funding boost from The Hills Group Limited.
The money has been made available through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.
The grant was used by the church to install automatic doors at the front and rear of the building as phase one of a programme of works to improve facilities at the church.
Stephen Cox the Church Administrator said “we want to make the building as accessible as possible for all groups that use the church; automated doors were identified as a priority in the consultation we conducted. In addition to church activities the building is used by multiple community groups during the day and in the evening throughout the week, we became increasing aware that the original doors at the front and rear were difficult for a number of different groups of people to open including, parents with push chairs, people in wheel chairs or mobility scooters and the elderly”.
He continued “we are very grateful to the Hills Group Limited for the grant, the new doors are already making a big difference to lots of our users. We are really pleased with the finished doors installed by Automated Doorways Ltd of Melksham”.
The photo below shows Hollie and mum (Sarah) using the new doors. Sarah commented “it was so lovely to have them simply open as we approached; I used to have to walk through backwards opening the door as I went and pulling the chair through!”