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Medbourne Village Hall

Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Application

The culmination of a great deal of hard work by Committee Members Carolyn Frostwick and Rebekah Budenberg saw the initial application for a grant made to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on 10th November 2017 to develop and renovate the Village Hall. Thanks are due to these two and Sheelagh Shaen-Carter for all her work to develop the plans for the building; these are published on this web site, see Future page. The plans have recently been submitted to Harborough District Council. Support from the village for the plans is an important factor with respect to the grant application.

Whilst it would be nice to suppose that we will be successful in securing the funds for this project, nothing can be taken for granted at this stage as it is known that there are "more projects than money" in this round of applications. Assuming we are successful in acquiring preliminary funding from HLF, a great deal of work will be needed to develop the project plan, building plans and costs further before a another grant submission is made to secure the project fully.

Village Hall Manager required

Medbourne Village Hall is looking for a Manager who can spend a few hours per month performing some key functions. See the job advertisement. Note that regular cleaning of the Hall is now contracted out to a cleaning firm so does not form part of the Hall Manager's role.

Overview

Welcome to Medbourne Village Hall located in the heart of the beautiful Welland Valley.

The Village Hall, built as the school in 1868, is an important asset for all the community. As well as the Pre-School 3 days a week, there is a weekly Surgery and other regular meetings including the Parish Council and the WI. The 1st Welland Valley Scouts meet on Thursday evenings and there is Pilates on Friday mornings. The hall is also available for private hire.

If you have an idea for a new group or want to be involved, we would love to hear from you.

This website will help you to find out more about hiring the hall, the types of events that take place and information about the groups that use the hall.

There is good access for the disabled, and we now have high speed broadband throughout the building.

We intend to further improve and extend the hall in the near future.

Facilities

Internal

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The hall consists of one room suitable for small meetings, a fully equipped kitchen and the main hall  which  seats around 80. Both rooms benefit from gas fired central heating. In addition to male and female toilets there are facilities for those with disabilities and all rooms are on one level. There are several electric power points in both rooms.

Exterior

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Medbourne Village Hall boasts the original school playground and a grassed recreational area making it a popular choice for those looking to hire a venue in the Welland Valley. Event organisers during the year use the space for fetes, plant sales and of course parties! During the summer there is often a marquee hosting a wedding or special event.  The hall now benefits from a ramp which was installed in the Spring of 2014, improving access for parents with buggies and wheelchair users.

There is parking on the road outside the hall for around ten vehicles and the hard area can be used for parking for people with disabilities if the ground is firm.

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