Stage equipment used by organisations at St. Mary’s Church Andover has been upgraded, improved and modernised with help from Test Valley Borough Council.
A total of £6540 was raised for the equipment by five different groups, with a Council Community Grant contributing £3400.
The staging is owned by St Mary’s Church but will remain a Community Asset for anyone requiring it, free of charge.
Winton ward member Councillor Chris Lynn said “The wooden staging had to be brought up from the crypt every performance and put away that night before church services the next morning. Health and safety was a real issue so we were delighted to be able to help the different organisations that will benefit from the use of this multi-purpose staging.”
The staging now only takes 15 minutes to put up or take down and is transported and stored using a trolley.