"Flooring going down in main hall"
December 2021 – The main hall is just about complete. Decorating ongoing around the stairs and w/c’s. Still quite a bit of work to do outside to ensure we comply with all health and safety requirements but not long now until we are open. In the picture, Ruth Foreman and George Riley.
November 1st 2021 – Inside the hall, work is progressing well. The stairs are in, painting and decorating is ongoing. However, long delays in obtaining drainage crates have frustrated progress with the external spaces. However, the crates have now arrived and progress in completing the outside space will now get underway.
Sept 2021 – Fabulous news – we have been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund. The grant will be used to help us equip the hall ready for opening. Thank you from all at BNVH.
We now have 75 names for our Founders Board … but “we still need funds to complete some items once the main hall is completed. We continue with grant applications and we are hopeful that more people will become Founder Members. If you feel you would like to contribute just contact me and I will talk you through the various options”. George Riley – Chair of Trustees
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Aug 2021 – This is the view from the east side of the hall that faces the field. The doors are fitted and there will be a stone terrace and steps leading down to the field.
July 2021 – The canopy over the entrance to the Hall has been shaped with a gently curved ceiling to compliment the inviting curve of the walls.
June 2021 – The roof is now finished with 20 x solar panels in place. Not easy to see inside but 1st fix electrics and plumbing complete. Insulation & ceilings are ongoing. Plastering & heating next.
9th April 2021 – Generous support for our wonderful project continues, this time from The Beatrice Laing Trust who have awarded us a grant of £7,500 towards our construction costs. The Beatrice Laing Trust have a strong Christian focus and this funding application was fully supported by the Rev. Elizabeth Bennett, our Vicar at St John’s Baptist Church. Our most sincere thanks go to the Beatrice Laing Trust and to Reverend Elizabeth.
23rd February 2021 – We have received confirmation that we have secured £100,000 of funding from the Bath and North East Somerset Council, Community Infrastructure Levy. Our whole hearted thanks go out to our two Ward Councillors, Kevin Guy and Sarah Warren, who have been instrumental in making this possible. This is a real game changer and we can now plan ahead, focus our fundraising on the final fitting out and inform our Contractors, SAGE Developments that we have sufficient funds to finally complete the building. Thank you Kevin, Sarah and Bath and North East Somerset Council.
22nd Dec 20 – A big thank you to Bath and West Community Energy who have awarded us a grant of £2,767 towards the costs of our Solar / PV Panels. Thanks also to Quartet Community Foundation who efficiently administered the application process for BWCE.
7th Dec 20 – Many thanks to the Green Hall Foundation who have awarded us a grant of £2,000 in support of our start up costs in 2021. Thank you from BNVH.
21st Nov 20 – We are so pleased to announce that we have received a pledge from the Bernard Sunley Foundation as follows … “I am delighted to confirm that, following a recent meeting, the Trustees have agreed to pledge £10,000 to your new village hall project”. (Thankyou)
1st Nov 20 – Onwards and upwards. We are able to announce that Community fundraising has topped the £50,000 mark. A big thankyou to Batheaston.
1st Nov 20 – We are humbled by the generosity of a local Bath resident who has donated £25,000 to our New Village Hall. The individual wishes to remain anonymous. They have a great interest in music, theatre & the arts.
28th Oct 20 – Fabulous news from Enovert Community Trust to let us know that our funding bid has been successful. We have been awarded a grant of £49,638 which exactly covers the full cost of the roof. This will take our fundraising total to £650,000
25th Sept 20 – Our second successful funding application in a week. We are extremely pleased to have been told that we have been awarded a £35,000 pledge by Garfield Weston Foundation. The grant will be paid when we have secured the funds needed to build the hall. https://garfieldweston.org/
19th Sept 20 – We have just received notification that we have ben awarded a £11,000 grant from the Allchurches Trust. A big thankyou to them from the BNVH Trustees . https://www.allchurches.co.uk/
19th Sept 20 – Pam, painting in our latest grant from Allchurches Trust. This takes our funds raised so far to over £560,000
Below is a short walkthrough video of our New Village Hall
Below is the story as told by the locals, why a new Village Hall is so important to the community of Batheaston.