Pater Hall Opens
Pembroke Dock community hall has reopened after a
reopened earlier this month to host the town’s
Battle of the Atlantic Weekend.
was apt given that the hall itself rose from the
ashes of the second world war following the bombing
of the original 19th century Temperance
Hall on the site. Pater Hall continued the old
hall’s function as a community centre for meetings,
entertainment and dances. Over recent years however
the community hub has become tired and in need of a
Pembrokeshire County Council helped the Pater Hall
Trust, whom lease the building, to access EU funding
for the development.
in January 2013 and was completed this May.
The hall now
boasts a new box office, refurbished toilet
facilities and a bar/servery on the ground floor.
Upstairs there is a new kitchen and a control room –
to house lighting and sound controls for the main
stage. The hall also has a new ramped entrance.
The refurbishment scheme was funded by the European
Regional Development Fund through the Welsh
Government and is part of a £3.2 million EU-backed
scheme to revitalise and restore the rich heritage
of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock.
Councillor David Pugh, Pembrokeshire County Council
Cabinet Member for Regeneration said Pater Hall was
part of the rich historic fabric of Pembroke Dock
but needed to be upgraded to meet the needs of 21st
“This project has been a great example of
partnership working between ourselves in the County
Council, the Pater Hall Trust, Pembroke Design Ltd
and HM Building Services,” he said
of events and activities at your Pater Hall, photos
of the refurbishment project and information of how
to book the Pater Hall visit
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Please keep a look out for the official opening
function due to take place soon.
The Pater Hall Trust accept handover of the building
from the contractor.
Andrew Johnstone, Trustee/Project co-ordinator
County Councillor David Pugh, Jan-paul Rees Project
Foreman Mark Thompson Contractor and Carl Bentley
Pembroke Design Project architects.)
further information contact Ceri Jones, Assistant
Press and Public Relations Officer on 01437 775855.
The Council’s press releases are also available on
the Authority’s website: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk