Hall plans get the green light


In January planning permission for major improvements to the village hall were granted by Wiltshire Council.

Since the successful redevelopment of the Old School, which included the hall securing additional land namely the field to the rear and part of the school yard, the hall committee has been intent on improving this vital community facility. Already the main hall has been sand blasted to expose the original stonework with the floor being renovated and an entire new fire alarm fitted throughout the building. This has already made the hall much more attractive to hire for a large range of uses and events.

Attention is now focused on the front of the building where in particular the current 1960’s main foyer extension is in great need of replacement. It has simply passed its ‘sell by date’. The plans therefore include an entirely new main foyer together with toilets. In addition the present kitchen is to be completely refurbished and almost doubled in size. Improved and enlarged storage facilities will also be provided throughout the hall.


Larger scale plans are on display in the porch of the church and the hall committee is most grateful to the church for providing this space. The plans can also be downloaded here: Wiltshire Council

The full plans can be seen at Village Hall. Any questions regarding the plans should please be directed to Chris Pickthall via email – chrispickthall@aol.com

The next stage of the project is fundraising to meet the costs of the redevelopment. The committee will be working hard to secure all possible sources of finance but will need the support of the entire community in achieving the aim of a hall of the highest possible standard and which is available to all to enjoy. Look out for details of the fundraising over the forthcoming months and please contribute in any way you can.

Martin Rea


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