Planning Consent for New Village Hall!

7th July 2020

Planning Consent for New Village Hall!

The Trustees of Eynsford Village Hall and Eynsford Parish Council are pleased to report that planning consent has now been granted for a new Village Hall on Harrow Meadow, together with the re-alignment of the football pitch to create, literally, a level playing field.

This has been the culmination of many years of hard work by the Trustees and The Parish Council and it is great news for the village who at last will have a modern Hall fit for the 21st century. 

We are still awaiting news of the application to redevelop the existing hall site to create three houses but we hope that this will be decided within the next couple of weeks. 

Once outline consent is granted, then the hard work will begin to raise the money. It is estimated that we will be seeking some £900,000 (even taking into account funds held and money raised from the existing site). Some of the money will come from grants, and perhaps from local and district councils, but a huge fundraising effort will be needed, assisted, we hope by local residents.

In this respect, we are looking for someone to co-ordinate fund-raising. It would be useful, but not essential, if you have had experience of fund-raising activities, applications for grants, approaching potential donors and developing methods for raising funds.

It is difficult to estimate the time commitment although some time would be needed between Monday to Friday in order to keep in touch with organisations during opening hours. However such hours can be discussed and estimated.

This is an exciting project and we already have a dedicated group of people from the hall trustees and Eynsford Parish Council. If you are interested, please contact James Staniland on 07870688865 or, or Alan Saunders on 07939 244347 or who will provide more information.

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