Friday, 17 September 2021

Tea to mark refurbished hall’s centenary

ABOUT 40 people attended afternoon tea at Bix village hall to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

ABOUT 40 people attended afternoon tea at Bix village hall to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Bunting was draped around the outside of the building while inside cakes and biscuits prepared by members of the hall committee were served.

The hall has undergone a £40,000 refurbishment funded by the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment and income from its hire to the Montessori School.A new oak floor has been installed and the kitchen and toilets have been renovated.

Sue Bailey-West, who chairs the committee, said: “We are celebrating the hall’s centenary and wanted to share all the wonderful improvements with the community so we decided to give them a tea party.”

Parish clerk Claire Dunk said: “The last refurbishment was back in the Eighties so the hall was starting to look a bit tired.

“It looks much more appealing now so hopefully more people will want to use it.”

In 2009, residents of Bix and Assendon raised £27,000 to buy the hall from the Oxford Diocese after the lease came up for renewal.

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