Little Eaton Village Hall
Little Eaton Community Association was formed in May 1984, and spent considerable time and effort looking into over 20 sites and premises around the village with a view to creating a village hall. Several sites were given serious consideration and planning applications were made. The site of the old scout hut was the most promising, but unfortunately applications for funding on two occasions in 1999 and 2001 were not successful. The Association has done a tremendous job in raising and donating £50,000.00 towards the project and having a significant input into the Village Hall Project Committee.
The present site on St Peters Park, which is in a central location of the village, became available in 2005, when an oak tree, which had
the benefit of a Tree Preservation Order on it, had to be felled due to its unsafe nature, thus freeing up the site for consideration.
Meetings were organised with interested village organisations. It was agreed that the site held a great deal of potential, and it was decided to proceed with developing plans for a new two-storey Village Hall adjacent to the current Sports Pavilion. Little Eaton Village Hall Project Committee was formed which moved the proposal forward, initial designs were followed with a successful planning application in December 2005, with an estimate of £374,300.00 for a completed building of basic specification.
Two applications for funding were made, one to WRG (WREN) Communities Challenge, in March of 2007 and another to the Big Lottery Fund, Community Buildings Programme, (Stage One) in April 2007.
We subsequently were told in October 2007 that we had been awarded the maximum grant by WRG (WREN) of £250,000.00, and on the 29th November, John Easter, Brian Adams and Simon Downing attended an awards ceremony at the House of Commons, receiving the award from Jim Meredith, Group Chief Executive, WRG Ltd. Eight award winners from a total of 170 applications shared a total of £1.7 million in funding in 2007.
Award winners with Jim Meredith
New Village Hall is on its way
Our WRG WREN Project Manger is Cheryl Raynor, who oversees all projects in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Cheryl can be contacted at -
Office: 01623 755319 Mobile: 07946 357674
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