The Peldon Village Hall Management Committee were pleased to announce that plans for a new village hall for Peldon took a big step forward in December when they were awarded a grant of £100,000 from the Abberton Reservoir Community Fund towards the project. Following the granting of planning permission in August, this is a significant contribution towards the estimated £600,000 needing to be raised.
As a condition of the grant, the new building will have a lobby area that is open throughout the day, even if the hall is not in use. This area will include toilet facilities, an information area about the reservoir and a vending machine for the convenience of visitors who may wish to park in the hall’s car park before setting off to walk round the easterly side of the enlarged reservoir, once pathways have been created.
Together with the £30,000 already awarded from Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and £20,000 accumulated from fundraising events in recent years, the committee are now about a quarter of the way towards their target. Three further grant applications have been lodged and more will follow, including a major one to the Big Lottery, about which more will be said in coming months.
In the meantime there are lots of fundraising events coming up you can support to help:
To find out more about these, of how to help PVH in general, contact Bob Holmes on 01206 735510.