We have been granted planning permission to build a new lobby and toilets at the front of the hall, including dedicated disabled toilets.
Over the years the toilets in the hall have become rather tired and the drains are blocking on a regular basis. Whilst we do not wish to change the character of the building, we need to improve some of the facilities.
We will be applying for grants, but are not expecting these to cover all the costs and are hoping that the local community will help us to raise the money to improve our village hall which serves all ages within the community. We estimate that it will cost around £90,000 for the building work, so all donations will be welcome since we do not receive any income apart from hall lettings.
To help with our appeal, you can:
- Make a donation to our funds using CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) this enables us to claim Gift Aid which gives us an extra 25p for every £1 donated
- Contact Jill Ellis, 01525 712859
- Attend various events in the village throughout the year
- Community Recycling - The Village Hall is a collection point for empty breadbags, popcorn, pretzel, nut and crisp packets, including multipack bags for community recycling. Plastic confectionary packaging, sweets pouches or chocolate wrappers are accepted, including outer wrappers and bags. We also collect Pringle cans and ring carriers from drinks cans. There are bins, through the gate in the courtyard, at the hall so that you can drop them off at any time. Please spread the word to reduce waste and also benefit the hall. Over the past year you've helped us raise £270 and prevented 135kg of plastic going to landfill.
Fund Raising Events
We are very pleased to report that the following amounts have been donated to the Village Hall Building Fund
Thank you to all who have organised and attended events
|Friday Fellowship Auction||£110.00|
|Vauxhall Male Voice Choir||£809.88|
|Westoning Players Revue Evenings||£1314.00|
|Westoning Craft & Sewing Bee Sale of knitted chicks||£80.00|
|Family Treasure Hunt||£152.47|
|Westoning Craft & Sewing Bee Craft Market||£1270.00|
|50-50 Share Club||£202.10|
|Grant from John Apthorp Charity||£50,000.00|
|Pledge from Wixamtree Trust||£10,000.00|
|Pledge from Garfield Weston Foundation||£10,000.00|
|Pledge from Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)||£23,105.00|
|TOTAL as at June 2020||£105,509.15|