Willersey Village Hall
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To. ALL WILLERSEY VILLAGE ORGANISATIONS AND SOCIETIES
As you are probably aware the Village Hall Committee are putting together plans to refurbish the fabric and interior of the Hall. This is a large scale refurbishment which will include a new insulated roof, external cladding and insulation, windows, new entrance doors, new disabled ramps and handrails, low voltage lighting, new portable stage system, a new storage room on rear of hall and the levelling and resurfacing of the rear car park.
The work is expected to cost up to £200k of which we already have the promise of £100k courtesy of the governments S106 contributions scheme from the two developers currently building on the Broadway Road and Collin lane sites. We will be making grant applications very shortly but in order that we put a good case forward we need to show that there is a need to spend money on this much used and loved facility.
This support can most easily be demonstrated in the form of a letter to the hall committee explaining how much the hall means to our community, so we would be very grateful if your organisation could let us have a letter stating why we should receive funding for this much needed refurbishment. Letters from individuals would also be most welcome; as grant-funding authorities have to be convinced that any financial support reaches as many people as possible.
We will be launching a fundraising year on Sunday May 6th, which happens to be exactly 50 years since the existing hall was opened on that day in 1968. This event will explain more about our refurbishment programme together with a display showing the history of our Village Hall, which was originally opened in 1921. Also on display will be a fascinating recollection of the Village History put together by the late Maurice Andrews, this display depicts life in the village over the last 100 years with many photographs including the opening of the original hall and some of the many events, which have taken, place over that time.
So if you want to know more about our hall and Village Life over the last century come along and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake, you will defiantly go away wiser!!!!!!!!!
Our Village Hall is busy and well used by many clubs and organisations including the following:-
The Parish Council has an attached office which is open once a week usually on Monday mornings
between 9:30 and 12:00. At election times, the polling station is set up in the Village Hall.
We also have WiFi and a Snooker Club with a full size table.
The hall is available for regular bookings and functions at reasonable rates.
It has a good sized, well equipped kitchen and also ample free car parking.
It is well signposted when driving along Main Street and is opposite to the Petrol Station.
For booking information please contact Bill & Annie Payne on 01386 858368.
You can also enquire by email at
Find out more about the hall here.
22nd March 2017
Cotswold District Council has announced that 65 village and community halls, village shops will be exempted from rates until at least 31st March 2020. This will save them collectively a further £20,100 on top of the mandatory relief which has already been granted previously. The Leader of CDC, Cllr Lynden Stowe has determined 65 renewal applications for discretionary rate relief for village halls across many parts of the Cotswolds:
Commenting on the decision, Cllr Stowe said:
“It's very important that the Council continues to provide rate relief to non-profit making assets such as village halls. These premises contribute to the rich tapestry of life in our District by providing a vast range of activities for young and old, and are essential for maintaining thriving communities.”
If any person responsible for a village hall has not applied for this discretionary rate relief so far, please call the Council on 01285 623000 as soon as possible.
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