Copsale Hall improvement fund requires funding to enable replacement of ad-hoc buildings that were added to a heritage hall back in the 1950/60s. The objective is to provide modern facilities which would normally be expected in village halls for our community and for the many users of it from the nearest town of Horsham and from throughout West Sussex. The project aims to keep the original pavilion building which arrived by train from Dulwich London in 1907, but demolish the outside toilet block, cramped existing kitchen and store room and provide a larger kitchen, inside toilets (including a disable toilet) meeting room and a large store room, whilst maintaining the unique feel and charm of the main Hall pavilion building. The Hall is very well utilised and monthly fund raising events are held by the trustees. It is located in a remote rural area in grounds of approximately 1/3 acre and is used by many bands, clog dancers, clubs and organisations.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our project is not only a great idea, it is a fantastic idea. It keeps the unique heritage building, which is so well loved by the community and maintains the historical links to our past. However, this project will provide the facilities that you would expect in a current day community building. We aim to use local people and have employed a local architect to design and manage the project and we hope to employ a local company for the building works. The Hall is green in colour on the outside, but it also has a green ethos, we are one of the first organisations to dispense with plastic straws, we try not to use wherever possible single use plastic packaging and never allow use of plastic plates and cutlery. This project takes our green credentials one step further by providing a sustainable village Hall linked to the past but definitely for the future. It has been in Copsale for over 100 years and we are aiming for another 100 years.
Steps to get it done:
We are a registered charity and the village hall is registered as a community asset. We have planning permission from Horsham District Council, it is fully supported by the local community and is mentioned in the approved Parish Neighbourhood Plan. We are keen to make our dream a reality so please kindly consider us for support.
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