The Westlake Room
At the rear of the Village Hall there is the Westlake Room. The Westlake Room is 24ft x 12ft (7.37m x 3.66m) and is an ideal room for smaller groups to meet. There are 7 Lightweight Gopak Tables and over thirty chairs.
Blackout Blinds have been fitted to all windows, and a projector screen installed above the whiteboard. The U3A Film Group made a contribution towards the cost of the Blinds, and also installed the projector screen, the cost of which was funded by a donation received from the Jubilee Fund.
An extension has been added to the side of the Westlake Room, and this provides a small kitchen with plumbed in water boiler for instant hot drinks, kettles, microwave oven and fridge.
There is also a unisex disabled toilet, and a storage area for the tables and chairs. A complete new floor has been laid in the room itself, and new carpet tiles have also been laid, and a grant was received from Birmingham Airport towards this work.
There is now also full disabled access to the Westlake room. The room has a hearing loop for the hard of hearing
Balsall Parish Council and Berkswell Parish Council both made donations towards the cost of the extension, as did Balsall Common Lions and The Bugle.
There is now full disabled access to the Westlake Room, part funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
This room was originally known as the Committee Room and was renamed in October 2013 to the Westlake Room in recognition of the work by the late Peter Westlake and his wife Gill.
The Westlake Family at the renaming ceremony. Gill is third from the left
The Westlake Room Westlake Room Kitchen
Rear Access to Westlake Room including Disabled Ramp