In early 2019, an architect was selected and the plans were drawn up, outlining the extension and the extra storage. You will probably have seen these at either the village fête or one of the Village Hall Open Days.
In September 2019 we successfully applied for a grant of £107,000 from Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council (BDBC), which is very exciting. We could go ahead and apply for planning permission to begin building work on the new kitchen.
Planning permission was granted in March 2020. Thanks to the grant from BDBC we are able to go ahead with the first phase of the building. The situation with coronavirus meant we had a very real challenge on our hands trying to raise the funds for the completion of the project, but we managed it.
We propose to have an official open day soon.
Fundraising will continue later in the year for the next stage of the refurbishment of the Village Hall, so keep an eye on this page for more information.
We welcomed the builders in September and they have done an incredible job over the past few months, working within the regulations of the pandemic. Below you can see photos taken by Natalie Larner on 15th January this year: