Village Hall Improvements

Frenchay Village Hall

The Frenchay Village Hall Management Committee would like to take this opportunity to update you on the funding generated by the SGC Section 106 Agreement relating to the Redrow Housing development, which is to be used to carry out Improvements to the Village Hall.

This funding, together with our own available funds, will make the Village Hall ready for the next 25 years, enhance its facilities for the community, improve accessibility and sustainability of operations.

We have recently had the Hall surveyed and generated ideas for improving the building infrastructure, in particular the heating, insulation, double glazing, electrics, lighting, toilets and accessibility. There is also the possibility of extending the entrance area with an extended porch, remodelling the lobby area and stairs to the first floor and other general layout improvements.

One additional idea is to provide an office space, with internet, printer and ‘open use’ meeting room which may be a useful asset for the village community.

General maintenance items will continue to be funded from our existing funds and also look into other grant opportunities for improvements beyond what can be funded by the S106 grant. If anyone has experience in grant applications and could help with this, please get in touch.

We would also like to hear from anyone with project management or other expertise, to assist us with the forthcoming building projects.

The Village Hall is a valuable asset for the whole community, we would like to ensure that we utilise the Section106 funding wisely, your views are important to us. We will share more details as the plans develop.

Thank you in advance. Please get in touch with me on -

Geoff Pinner Co-ordinator of the VH improvements sub-committee