Hampshire County Council invests £130,000 in Community Buildings

Community buildings around Hampshire will benefit from £130,000 thanks to funding from Hampshire County Council, to make improvements and maintain their quality

Feb 26 2019

The funding was agreed at Councillor Seán Woodward’s Recreation and Heritage Decision Day, on Monday 25 February. Cllr Woodward said: “We work with Community Associations and Village Hall Trusts which seek to enable local people to meet the recreational, educational, social, cultural and environmental needs of their local communities. These organisations give local people an opportunity to participate in local activities and encourage local initiatives by people of all ages. 

“The money we award through the Community Capital Buildings Fund ensures that activities can continue to take place in buildings that are fit for purpose and which people will continue to use for many years to come.”

Money is being awarded to the following organisations:

East Hampshire
Alton Community Association - £6,000
To refurbish two rooms that will accommodate a youth club and day care. Centre refurbishments will also include access and toilet improvements as well as heating, glazing, floors and kitchenette.

Whitehill Village Hall - £10,000
For a single-story extension to provide storage for groups.

Community First Wessex, Leigh Park Community Centre - £9,880
To refurbish the centre garden, kitchen and social areas and create a ‘play café’. 

Sarisbury Athletic Cricket Club - £16,000
To reconfigure and improve the changing rooms and toilets in the clubhouse and install more accessible doors.

Basingstoke and Deane
Silchester Village Hall - £3,040
To replace chairs at the hall to meet the standards of the newly refurbished building.

St Paul’s Winchester - £25,000
To remodel and provide new meeting spaces, community kitchen, toilets, utility / craft room, lift, improved heating, redesigned dais with extended staging for arts performances.

Weeke Community Centre - £22,140
To repair a leaking roof, replace flooring, emergency lighting, double glazing and an accessible door.

Test Valley
Valley Park Community Association - £15,000
To refurbish meeting rooms, a corridor, toilets, lights and floors and to improve disabled access.

Victoria Hall Charity, Hartley and Wintney - £21,300
For new toilets in a foyer that serves a complex of halls and meeting rooms managed by the organisation.

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