Friday, 25 June 2021

Appeal for hall refurbishment

A £300,000 appeal for the refurbishment of Eye and Dunsden village hall has been launched.

There are plans to link the main hall with the smaller Palmer Room internally by building a new entrance and lobby and to install a new toilet for the disabled which will be accessible from both halls.

Beth Timms, who chairs the hall’s trustees, said: “We also want to install modern, energy efficient lighting and heating and improve the kitchen facilities, using renewable energy where possible to cut running costs. Outside we want to build a barn-type storage unit to replace the present wooden sheds, lay a patio and improve the garden.

“Our most ambitious addition, should funds be available, is a sun room which would open up the garden and the view from inside the hall. We need to raise a minimum of £40,000 before we are able to apply to South Oxfordshire District Council for grant funding to start on the larger projects, so we are actively seeking sponsors, companies and private individuals from the community to help us.”

A fundraising Easter egg hunt will be held at the hall on Monday, April 21 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Timed egg hunt tickets can be pre-booked at £3 per child. There will be other games and activities, including face painting, a jam and plant stall, raffle and cream teas plus the opportunity to view the hall improvement plans.

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