Village Hall Phase 1 is Completed.

Revised date for the Village Hall Opening Ceremony – 10th July……We are happy to report the completion of Phase 1 of the Village Hall Refurbishment.

The Village Hall Trustees are pleased to announce that the first phase of the Village Hall Refurbishment is complete. Quinns, the contractors, have completed their part of the project on time and on budget with minimum disruption to the normal events at the Hall and Social Club. We’re pretty much there for Phase 1. Just a bit of tidying to do.

To celebrate, there will be an Opening Evening held at the Hall on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm and all in the Village are invited. Opening Ceremony at 6.45pm

Please come along and see the improvements that have been made to the access to the Hall, the facilities and the overall appearance of the building. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the thought process of ‘what happens next’ in Phase 2.

Ceremonies will be kept to a minimum but there will be a ribbon cutting and acknowledgements to all those who have contributed or been involved with the refurbishment.

Please come along at 6.30pm – light refreshments will be available.

The Parish Council has sanctioned a contribution of £75,000. The Trustees are very grateful for this fantastic level of support.

Update – May

Happenings at the Village Hall!

You may have seen there’s a lot happening at the Hall as the refurbishment has well and truly got underway.  Apart from an issue with finding traces of asbestos in the old floor of the ladies’ loos which has all been safely removed but has added to the costs of completing the toilets, it’s all been relatively plain sailing.

So far, most of the usual activities held at the Hall have been able to continue with just the minor inconvenience of having to use the changing room toilet facilities. The Trustees thank you for your patience whilst the work is in progress and hope that, by the end of the month, you will see it’s all been worthwhile.

Regarding funding, we are very grateful to the Parish Council for being so supportive, as the major contributor, by donating £75,000 for the project. Also, we have made our first claim for the initial part of our WREN grant and there’s good news too about two other smaller awards we’ve received during April. The Trustees applied for support both from the Borough Council Small Grants Scheme and The Garfield Weston Foundation (a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation) which supports a wide range of causes across the UK. We are pleased to report that we were successful in both cases. These two awards, however, were smaller than we were hoping for but, nevertheless, very welcome. Consequently, to complete the work, we will have to reach further into our reserves than we would like.

 (See picture right which shows the new path being installed)


The Trustees would appreciate any financial contribution – small or large.  Such contributions can be made to Vic Cross or by bank transfer to the

Co-operative Bank account, Sort code 08 92 99   Account number 65693630 00.

Hopefully, after a few more weeks of inconvenience, we will be left with a Village Hall of which we can all be proud.

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