Meeting to discuss the Refurbishment of the Church Hall. Thursday 12th April at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall.


Due to our proximity to the forthcoming HS2 train line, the Parochial Church Council has the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £75,000. The HS2 Community and Environment Fund (ECF) can be used to improve village assets such as the Church Hall to encourage wider community use. So that we give ourselves the very best opportunity to bag the full £75,000 grant we would like to get as many villagers as possible behind the bid. It is essential to find out how villagers think we could best update the Church Hall to improve village life and our sense of community here in Sulgrave.

If you would like to know more, there will be a meeting at the Church Hall on April 12th at 7.30 pm when you can ask questions and discuss your ideas.

Also, an online survey will be circulated by email and it would be great if we can have as many people, young and old, complete it and give us their ideas for a new and improved Church Hall. If you are not on email there will be paper copies of the survey available at the Shop or from Ingram at Church Cottage.

These are the reasons for a refurbishment:

  • We cannot demolish the building
  • If the Hall was sold, the Diocese would not pass on the proceeds of the sale to the village for the construction of a new hall on the car park. However, the Diocese and SNC would consent to a new hall on the car park. But this becomes a major project.
  • If the Hall was sold, we would have to find funding for a complete new build with all the issues of gaining funding and planning permission etc.
  • This raises many issues. All of which include purchase of a site and acceptance of residents living nearby accepting a new hall.
  • Importantly, we might not resolve these issues in time to submit an application for the Community and Environment Fund.

Sulgrave Parochial Church Council


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