Grant helps villagers pave the way to a safer future
Work to transform the car park of a village hall can now be started after committee members secured a grant from the District Council.
The car park of Chadlington Memorial Hall has become potholed and in poor condition making it potentially unsafe for elderly or disabled users.
Work on the facility has been estimated at more than £20,000 but the target has now been achieved after trustees secured a Community Facilities Grant of £5,092 from West Oxfordshire District Council.
Sue Cox, Chairman of the Trustees, said: “We have a wide variety of people using the Hall including the elderly, people with visual impairments and of course young children.
“The car park has been in a poor condition for some time which is hazardous but now we can ensure it is resurfaced and improved which will have a major impact on the Hall generally and even attract more users.”
The car park will now be levelled and gravelled using attractive Cotswold stone aggregate
The Hall dates back to 1956 and is a charity run by trustees. It hosts a breadth of activities from art workshops to medieval fencing to brownies, all of which will be highlighted when it takes part in National Village Hall Week in January.
Martin Holland, Business Manager, Contracts at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “This is an excellent example of this grant having a major impact on a broad spectrum of the community and I am sure residents and club users will be delighted with the end result.”