ABOUT THE HALL AND THE RECREATION ASSOCIATION
Pontrobert Community Centre serves the Llangyniew Community Council area, which is located in the Montgomeryshire district of Powys. The Community Council serves an approximate population of 600.
The hall was opened in 1981 and since then a series of improvements have been made, including extensions to the building to provide new toilet facilities, a computer room and a meeting room. The kitchen has also been refurbished. The hall has staging, a sound system with a hearing loop and cinema equipment.
The hall is managed and run by the Pontrobert Recreation Association, a registered charity, and is a volunteer based organisation, with the exception of a part time caretaker/cleaner. The management committee is made up of members from the organisations and clubs that use the hall and currently numbers 28. On a daily basis business is dealt with by the elected officers of the committee.
The main daytime users of the hall are Cylch Meithrin, Cylch Ti a Fi and Ysgol Pontrobert. The hall runs a Lunch Club for the elderly and Chapel services are held here on Sundays, following the closure of three chapels in the village. During term time the hall is used on a daily basis. The hall shares the same site as the school and there are very close ties between the school and the Recreation Association. At the rear of the site is a community park, with play and sports facilities, run for the community by the Friends of the School.
Regular evening events include the Women’s Institute, Young Farmers, Gymdeithas Gymraeg, ladies keep fit, indoor bowling, Friendly Club, Film Club and Gardening Club. The hall runs evening computer classes, when local demand and need is expressed.
The hall puts on a series of entertainment nights, such as Bingo, Whist Drives, Films, Brass Bands, Choirs, Quizzes and local talent nights. For selected events the hall runs its own bars. The hall raises funds for itself and other charities.
The hall runs its own web site http://pontroberthall.co.uk which also hosts documents from our local Community Council