A social event was held in Flaxton Village Hall on 4th December 2021 for villagers to meet other villagers and to take a look at the proposed drawings for a new Flaxton Community Hall. Around 52 villagers attended.
The drawings have been kindly produced by Clive Guyer, an architect who lives in the village. Flaxton Community Hall Trustees Chairperson Mark O’Brien and Jeff Jordan were present and led a discussion on the plans, current available funds and the likely build costs if a contractor were to take on the build compared with the costs of a ‘self-build’ by volunteers. The Trust currently holds funds of around £125,000 and the build cost has been estimated at £500,000 for the contractor managed option.
Positive feedback was received from those who attended. However, as not all villagers could be there, it was suggested that the main drawings should be published on the Flaxton Community Website, also showing the ‘footprint’ of the current village hall (outlined in green further below). Further, copies of the plan will be left in the village hall porch for villagers to collect themselves.
The Flaxton Community Hall Trustees are seeking feedback on the potential uses for a new Community Hall and practical ideas for the internal layout of the building to allow a plan to be firmed up and progressed in the New Year.
The Trustees will also welcome feedback on ideas for fundraising and sourcing grants and donations towards the build cost. They are also seeking volunteers with relevant skills to contribute to all stages of the construction including fundraising, financing, project management, construction etc.
Finally, the Trustees would like to thank everyone who attended the social and for their positive feedback. Around £80 was collected towards funds during the evening (with special thanks to Mark for donating the beer).
Proposed Flaxton Community Hall Drawings
Proposed Flaxton Community Hall Footprint
You can download and print PDF versions of the drawings here so that you can ‘red line’ any suggestions that you may have.