Revamped Johnston Institute Takes Shape
Since moving to Johnston (and Pembrokeshire!), almost 10 years ago now, the Johnston Institute has always looked rather down at heel.
Thanks to various people and organisations within the village, it obtained grant funding of almost 1/4 of a million Pounds at a time when the economy was heading into recession.
The workds have been ongoing for a while now, but its outward appearance finally makes it look a pleasure to the eye.
I may dislike the magnolia as EVERYTHING is painted in this horrible colour, but as the painter explained to me that if they had wanted another colour, the cost would have been another £2000.
Now we know why magnolia is ruining our landscape, as well as our house walls. As its a prominent building within the community, it would have been nice had a more distinctive colour been used. But we also know from the West Wales Properties saga in Haverfordwest, a few years ago, that planners in Pembrokeshire seem to prefer the bland look.
Still, on the positive side, the building is looking great, so well done to all in obtaining the funding and overseeing the works. We will now hav a building with more years of service to the community.
But as Johnston seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, maybe we will need a bigger community hall, or maybe another, somewhere within the village, in due course.
Though I suppose we could always retire to Cinammon Spice?
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