'Green' pavilion now open for allBy Hugh Fort
June 20, 2012
A pavilion, newly refurbished to a strict green agenda, has been officially re-opened as a “first-class facility” for the people of Priestwood.
The revamped pavilion at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground in Binfield Road has been opened by Bracknell Town Council after the last phase of the 18-month project – rebuilding the public toilets – was completed.
The ribbon was cut by Councillor Shelagh Pile, mayor of Bracknell town, on Friday.
She said: “The pavilion was refurbished as Bracknell Town Council is committed to keeping its facilities modern and up-to-date.
“The council was eager to make sure the refurbishment fulfilled our green agenda, saving energy and water.
“We feel the pavilion is now a welcoming, first-class facility for all the family.”
The pavilion, which was built in the early 1990s, has now by brought up to modern standards.
It has double-glazed windows in the Copse Suite Hall and coffee shop, and a new patio outside the coffee shop.
The Copse Suite has been redecorated and there are new full-length curtains to make it a more attractive venue for classes and meetings.
The public toilets have been rebuilt, with a large unisex area for parents, a shower cubicle, and two baby changing units, as well as disabled facilities.
To make the building greener, the town council has also replaced all the lighting with low energy lights and installed motion sensor taps to reduce water use.
Mary Harris, town clerk, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has used the pavilion during the refurbishment for their patience, particularly during the most disruptive phase – replacing the public toilets.
“We are pleased with the end result and believe the improved facilities will serve the whole community well for many years to come.”
The site is also the home of Bracknell Railway Society and has a miniature steam railway in the park.