Update and Re-opening (January 2012)

Work has continued and the new hall is really taking shape. The rear extension has been built and the committee room, kitchen, store room and new WC are all in place.

The exterior new roof covering will be installed in the coming weeks. Inside the main hall has been plastered and first fix electrical fixings are in place. The floor finish has been chosen for all of the areas. The kitchen has been designed and appliances chosen. Many thanks to members of Garsington W.I and Build Base kitchen design team.

The retaining wall outside the new committee room is complete and the exterior work needed for the disabled parking is beginning to take shape.

Towards Re-opening
We are still on course for the contract completion at the end of February. Weather or supply difficulties may change this but we are confident that the hall will up and running for early March. Please check back here for further updates. The management committee has decided to keep hire rates as they are at present and will review them at the AGM in October.

Basil Townsend the booking secretary has decided to step down after fifty years of service to the village hall. The management committee would like to place on record their sincere appreciation of the work that Basil has undertaken on behalf of the community. He was one of the founder members of the committee that established the fund to build a new village hall. We hope that the new facilities are, in part, a tribute to his efforts over the years.

A new booking secretary has been found and further details about how to contact the booking secretary and how to hire the hall will appear here and in the Garsington Newsletter shortly.

Check back here regularly as we move towards the opening of our ‘new’ hall.