Village Hall Refurbishment

May 2019

After the recent publicity calling for new members we now have a full committee to take on the running of the Village Hall Refurbishment Update

Earlier this summer we were lucky enough to secure funding from the Augean Community Fund to carry out work on the village hall roof. Many thanks to Malcolm Foulkes-Arnold for his help in achieving this and providing design and project management for the work. The roof improvements will be carried out in early December to increase insulation and re-cover the existing roof in keeping with hall and its surroundings and in line with the planning permission already granted.

We also have a grant from the Parish Council to put a new pathway in alongside the hall and this will be done in the Spring once the roof work has been completed.

Although the current situation has meant we have been unable to hold any fundraising events in 2020 we are hopeful that we are still going to be able to carry out the bulk of the refurbishment plans including the next phase to remodel the interior in time for our 2022 100 years celebrations.
e hall. After some initial investigation with a heritage organisation called Great War Huts we have decided to focus on restoring the hall to it’s former glory starting this summer with the exterior. Working weekends will be announced soon and we will be looking for your support to wield paint brushes and carry out general maintenance tasks – bacon butties and copious mugs of tea to be provided as an incentive! We will also be looking for your support with fund raising ideas as we then plan to remodel the interior. The hall was opened on 28 September 1922 and our refurbishment project aims to be fully completed in time for a grand reopening in 2022 to celebrate its centenary. If anyone has any old photographs or information about the hall over the last 97 years we would be very interested in seeing them.

Please contact Tracy on southluffenhamvillagehall@gmail.com

August 2019

Many thanks to all the volunteers who came along to our maintenance weekends over the summer – we couldn’t have achieved so much without you! We have spruced up the interior, painted and repaired the front façade, treated and repaired the exterior wood, removed the dangerous footpath, dug a flower border, had the windows repaired and crucially exposed the underneath of the building to enable air flow.  Even if you couldn’t help in this first stage please keep an eye out for future requests and attend any fundraising activities you can! We are holding an 80’s party night on Saturday November 23rd, a Christmas Quiz on Saturday December 14th and we have a theatre evening on October 2nd before the year is out! Put the dates in your diaries!

 

 

November 2020

Earlier this summer we were lucky enough to secure funding from the Augean Community Fund to carry out work on the village hall roof. Many thanks to Malcolm Foulkes-Arnold for his help in achieving this and providing design and project management for the work. The roof improvements will be carried out in early December to increase insulation and re-cover the existing roof in keeping with hall and its surroundings and in line with the planning permission already granted.

We also have a grant from the Parish Council to put a new pathway in alongside the hall and this will be done in the Spring once the roof work has been completed.

Although the current situation has meant we have been unable to hold any fundraising events in 2020 we are hopeful that we are still going to be able to carry out the bulk of the refurbishment plans including the next phase to remodel the interior in time for our 2022 100 years celebrations.