The Village Hall was purchased from funds raised by public subscription in the 1960's and went on to be managed by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council for twenty years. In 1995 the Council decided that the Hall was no longer a financially viable facility and that unless a local Management Committee took over the day to day running, it would close. The regular users of the Hall at that time formed the first Committee and then went on to register the Hall as a Charity.
The Committee devised a Development Plan which looked at improving the hall in various phases. Each phase could be funded separately allowing the progression of improvements to be implemented in priority order. It aimed at being selfsustainable and devised a strategy to avoid grant dependence.
The Village Hall has become a successful meeting place for the Community and surrounding area that it serves. It provides education courses, leisure activities, information surgeries and an abundance of fitness classes. It presents a warm friendly atmosphere in pleasant surroundings. Some of the Social Groups that use the Hall have been doing so for many years, these include:
We wish to thank these groups for supporting us before and during the refurbishment and still support us to this day. The Village Hall has around 115,000 visitors per year. It continues to thrive and has fulfilled its aim of becoming the hub of community activity and development. A Management Committee consisting of 10 volunteers meet each month to ensure the development of the site continues to maximise both Community benefit and income. Other volunteers work on various projects within the Hall.
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