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Skewen Memorial Hall set for new sound equipment

By The Neath Port Talbot Courier  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

By Rachel Moses-Lloyd

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A MEMORIAL hall in Skewen is set to get a new sound system, after members agreed the specification for the equipment.

Coedffranc Community Council was asked about the possibility of the new system by Skewen Park Players in October.

It met chairwoman, councillor Annette Wingrave, and vice- chairman, councillor Arthur Davies, and asked for a new sound system, curtains and tabs for the village memorial hall.

Now, members of the community council have discussed a variety of quotes and specifications from different companies and have agreed to go ahead and buy the equipment.

Members were asked to look at two different quotes, one which included two speakers which would be moveable on stands, which did not include installation, and the other with four speakers which would be installed and fitted to the walls in the hall at Skewen Park.

Councillor Helen Ceri Clark, who did not vote on the decision after she declared an interest, did explain to members what the different quotes meant.

She said she was concerned the four speakers in a static position would create a gap in the sound at certain points.

But Mrs Wingrave said she was concerned about having speakers on stands and the safety aspect of this, especially if children are using the hall.

But Mrs Clark said that any leads from free-standing speakers would be stuck down with tape or specialised rubber.

Councillor Paula Bebell asked how the council knew what was suitable for the hall.

Mrs Wingrave said: “We have had someone out to look at the hall and see.”

Mrs Bebell then asked if the funding was available, to which Mrs Wingrave replied: “Yes, it was agreed in principle last October.”

The systems include microphones for use by theatre groups, including Skewen Park Players.

Members voted to go with the four-speaker system.

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