Rebuilding the Village Hall

 

In May 2009 a Village Hall Working Group was set up by the Parish Council to develop plans for rebuilding the Village Hall.  


Plans for a partial rebuild and a full rebuild were initially studied but after a very well attended open meeting of the Village on 14 July, the Group have been concentrating on plans for a completely new-build hall.


The Group consists of Bill Pinkerton (Chairman),  Mary Ann Canning, Robert Crocker, Peter Newell, Martin Shann and Colin Smith


The architect employed for this project is Ray Tollady of 43 Ducklington Lane Witney

The Quantity Surveyor is Rowland Butt of Brading Butt, Meadow Court, Witney and the Health & Safety Consultant is Brian Leech of B & L Associates Ltd., Freeland.


The Group has been deliberately kept small so it does not get unwieldy but it will try to liaise with as many Hall users, Village Groups and interested people as it can.  Members of the Group have been asked to liaise with groups as follows:


Baby & Toddler’s: Mary Ann

Football and Cricket Clubs: Robert Crocker

Fund-raising: Robert Crocker

Other clubs (Gardening, Tuesday, Exercise etc.): Peter Newell

Orchestra: Martin Shann

“Parents” group: Peter Newell

Parish Councillors: Martin Shann

Scouts, Guides, Beavers and Cubs: Colin Smith


If there other groups not represented above who would like to interact with the Working Group, please contact Peter Newell.


This site will provide links to the minutes of the Working Group as well as plans and proposals for the site as they emerge. 


Click on the links below to access the following papers:


(1) A brief history of events and ideas leading up to the current rebuilding project

  1. (2)An aerial view of the Village Hall site

  2. (3)Minutes of the Open Village Meeting held in the Village Hall on 14 July 2009 (with links to the printed hand-outs)

  3. (4)Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 30 July 2009

  4. (5)Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 6 August 2009

  5. (6)Architects Brief 18 August 2009

  6. (7)Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 13 August 2009

  7. (8)Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 3 September 2009

  8. (9)Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 14 September 2009

  9. (10) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on  5 October 2009

  10. (11) Plans of the proposed new Village Hall, Sports facilities and Shop, 6 October 2009

  11. (12) Elevations of the proposed new Village Hall, Sports facilities and Shop, 6 October 2009

  12. (13) Financing the proposed new Village Hall, 21 October 2009

  13. (14) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 2 November 2009

  14. (15) Minutes of the Open Village Meeting held on 12 Nov 2009

  15. (16) Artist’s drawing of proposed new Village Hall 12 Nov 2009

  16. (17) Artist’s drawing of site layout and landscaping 12 Nov 2009

  17. (18) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 20 Nov 2009

  18. (19) Suggestions from the 12 Nov Open Meeting and responses

  19. (20) Input of the Village into design details 24 November 2009

  20. (21) Fundraising Sub Group meeting on 30 Nov 2009

  21. (22) Storage Sub-Group meeting on 4 Jan 2010

  22. (23) Sustainability Sub-Group meeting on 15 Jan 2010

  23. (24) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 18 Jan 2010

  24. (25) Announcement of £100,000 WODC grant to VH Project

  25. (26) Sustainability Sub-Group meeting on 26 Jan 2010

  26. (27) Planning Permission 10 February 2010

  27. (28) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 15 Feb 2010

  28. (29) Sustainability Sub-Group meeting on 8 March 2010

  29. (30) £350,000 loan from the Public Works Loan Board 29 Mar 2010

  30. (31) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 5 April 2010

  31. (32) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 8 April 2010

  32. (33) Sustainability Sub-Group meeting on 20 April 2010

  33. (34) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 30 April 2010

  34. (35) Sustainability Sub-Group meeting on 2 June 2010

  35. (36) Minutes of the Kitchen Sub-Group meeting on 8 June 2010

  36. (37) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 10 June 2010

  37. (38) £50,000 WREN award for kitchen etc.fitting out 25 June 2010 

  38. (39) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 1 July 2010

  39. (40) £8,500 Freeland Open Gardens donation 8 July 2010

  40. (41) Freeland Orchestra & WOW raise £375 for VH 18 July 2010

  41. (42) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 2 Sept 2010

  42. (43) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 8 Sept 2010

  43. (44) Selection of Building Contractor 27 September 2010

  44. (45) Progress on Building the New Village Hall November 2010

  45. (46) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 9 December 2010

  46. (47) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 14 February 2011

  47. (48) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 21 March 2011

  48. (49) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 18 April 2011

  49. (50) Minutes of the Working Group meeting on 6 June 2011

  50. (51) Freeland Hall Officially opened by David Cameron 16 Sept 2011

An artist’s impression of the new village Hall