Blewbury Village Hall Refurb Project

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Blewbury Village Hall Refurb Project

Blewbury Village Hall Refurb Project

Blewbury Village Hall Organisation By Blewbury Village Hall Organisation

The current Blewbury Village Hall is old and dilapidated. We need to refurbish the Hall so that it is fit for use by the 35 community groups that use the facility plus extra new groups

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Blewbury Village Hall was constructed in 1978 to meet the increasing demand in Blewbury and the surrounding villages for a centre for village activities. It has proved to be a great success with many community groups utilising the hall over the past 35 years. The list of current users is very large with a very wide range, including babies and young parents, toddlers, teenagers, and adults from 18 to those in their 80s and 90s.The Hall is now very dilapidated and run down with degraded facilities not compliant with modern requirements. The Hall needs a major refurbishment to bring it back to a facility the community can be proud of, is willing to continue using in the future and has scope for additional uses.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will refurbish the village hall by redigning the interior and exterrior
  • replace ceiling and add sound proofing and insulation plus new lighting
  • new sprung flooring for dance and badminton
  • new kitchen, new larger loos and disabled facilities
  • extra space for storage of chirs and Blewbury Players equipment (staging etc)
  • move post office to create larger area for mini village shop
  • new carpets and redecorate throughout
  • new external cladding to improve look of the hall
  • solar panels and air heat pump for low cost and carbon free energy
  • refurbish vale room with new windows , new loos etc
  • refurbish external appearance using wood cladding
  • rebuild entrance hall and redign gardens and plant externally

Why it's a great idea:

Blewbury Village Hall is currently used by village organisations and individuals for a very wide range of village events and purposes. The current 26 user groups cover the village primary school, dance, drama, youth club, mums and toddler groups, badminton, Pilates, drama for kids, Blewbury art group, bridge club, comedy store, pop quizzes, Blewbury parish council meetings, village meetings, polling station, post office, doctors surgery and there are many other groups who would make use of the hall

Thus the Hall has a massive use and footfall with approximately 2500 users each year with a very wide age range (babies, toddlers, teenagers, and young adults through to senior citizens).

This is a testament to the energy of people in Blewbury and surrounding area and the high level of community spirit in Blewbury. To maintain this massive use of the village hall and protect this community spirit we now urgently need to improve the facilities.

Steps to get it done:

  • appointed architects who have drawn up excellent plans
  • raise funding and go to tender
  • appoint builder to undertake all the work
  • Start Building

Current state of the Hall

While the Village Hall has served the local community well over the years, it is now run-down and in need of a thorough refurbishment to make it fit for purpose in the 21st Century.

It is necessary to upgrade services to modern standards; radically improving its appearance, internally and externally, increasing storage capacity by re-optimising the use of space and, where appropriate, adding space. We wish to improve the building’s eco-performance in terms of heating, lighting, ventilation and acoustic segregation and expect reductions in maintenance and running costs. An upgraded venue will, we intend, attract new ventures to the Hall.

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Location Blewbury

Blewbury has 7 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Blewbury Village Hall

Council

Vale of White Horse District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £267,998

raise funds towards total cost - £165,000 (62%)
complete phase 1 of refurbishment - £75,000 (28%)
design of refurbishment - £20,000 (7%)
Other - £7,998 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

62%
raise funds towards total cost
£165,000
28%
complete phase 1 of refurbishment
£75,000
7%
design of refurbishment
£20,000
3%
Other
£7,998
  • Spacehive fees
    £3,750
  • Transaction Fees
    £3,498
  • VAT
    £750

Total £267,998

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