Dawley House is a very popular venue for local community groups and classes. Recently it has incorporated the new Dawley & Malinslee Community Library in one of its rooms, along with a computer suite for public use.
To ensure the interior of the building is suitable for the amount of use that it receives the following refurbishments have been carried out:
Using a grant by the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Your High Street Fund, a new kitchen was installed. The caterers of the Great Dawley Dinner which takes place every Friday (where anyone can come and have a hot meal for just £3.50), can now make use of the new professional kitchen setup that makes cooking and cleaning away afterwards so much easier. The kitchen can also be hired by anyone who books the hall for their class or event.
Originally the main hall was painted with a shade of lilac that did little to enhance the room. It has now been re-painted with a neutral magnolia paint that lightens and brightens the whole place.
After further research, it was discovered that 56 local men had given their lives in the First World War but had not been honoured on the memorial at Dawley House. Great Dawley Town Council commissioned a new plaque and arranged for all their names to be engraved on it. This has now been erected in Dawley House next to the existing memorials. A fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
In November 2018 the installation of a lighting rig, sound equipment, projector and screen at Dawley House as part of Telford and Wrekin Council – Telford @ 50 Legacy Grant. The equipment has already been used by many of the regular hirers of the building but is also an attraction to potential hirers. Within the package that was installed is also a laptop and wireless microphones.