New Village Hall

We are currently working towards creating a sustainable future for the village hall and the playing field by: re-locating the new community centre to the playing field and providing one space to accommodate sports and other community users;
promoting greater usage within the parish and increased self-generated income by making the facilities more attractive and in the case of the playing field, ensuring that the drainage is improved.

Improving heating and lighting systems and making greater use of renewable energy sources, thereby reducing hall running costs and its carbon footprint.
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation:

Registered Charity Number: 1158375
Activity Address The Playing Field, School Lane, Hadlow Down
Contact Bob Lake – Chair
Address ‘Ailsa’, Waghorns Lane, Hadlow Down TN22 4JA
Telephone 01825 830857
Mobile 07503 217489
Email hadlowdowncommunitycentre@gmail.com
Web Site URL www.newvillagehall.co.uk

News from the New Village Hall Committee

As you know we are now in the process of applying for grant funding towards the cost of building our New Village Hall. We are also in the early stages of planning some exciting fundraising events, watch this space!

As part of our ongoing efforts we are pleased to announce that we now have a JustGiving page. This means that you will be able to support us through your own fundraising efforts or simply by making a donation directly to us.

Our application for Gift Aid status is in progress. Donating through Gift Aid means charities like us and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.

You can read all about it over on the New Village Hall Website

Latest Lottery Results

Lottery winners Update – last draw – Christmas Market 2019:

Paul Presler (prize £161)
Bill Hunter (prize £121)
Bob Spencer (prize £35)

We are delighted that some of our winners have chosen to donate their winnings to our fundraising efforts – our thanks to them.

As you know we are now Fundraising in earnest for the first phase of building costs. We estimate we will require in the region of £1.2mto complete the build. The Community Centre Lottery will be one of many ways we hope to achieve this figure. There are three draws annually: at the Spring Market, the Village Fayre and the Christmas Market. If you would like to join the Lottery Club and contribute towards building our new centre please contact me and I will send you details.
Janet Tourell – Email: jtourell@btinternet.com

The HDCC Lottery Club

The HDCC Committee has recently had good news, planning permission to go ahead with building the new community centre on the playing field site has been approved by Wealden Council! We are very excited about this because at last we can start fund-raising and planning for the future in earnest.

It will be a huge project for our village; £1.2m to raise!

The Community Centre Lottery will be one of many ways we’re using to achieve this figure. Many thanks to all those who are already members, we are keen to attract new players. Each ticket is £12 (£1 per month) and we renew annually.

There are three draws annually: at the Spring Market, the Village Fayre and the Christmas Market. If you would like to join the Lottery Club and contribute towards building our new centre please contact me and I will send you details.

Janet Tourell – Email: jtourell@btinternet.com

New Village Hall Update

Another big step towards having our new hall

Isn’t it fantastic when one receives good news?  At a recent meeting of Wealden’s Planning Committee (North) our project was granted full planning permission and unusually the consent will last for five years rather than the customary three.  So now we can turn our attention and efforts towards raising the princely sum of approximately £1.2 million.  Clearly, we don’t have anyone in the parish that has that sort of money lying around so we need to get busy applying to organisations such as Sport England, the Football Foundation, the Big Lottery Fund and several charitable trusts.  Also we might wish to consider organising some major fund-raising events. Continue reading “New Village Hall Update”

New Village Hall Planning Update

Given the delay being experienced with regard to our planning application for the new community centre/village hall, we would like to bring you up to speed with the current situation.

 Application WD/2018/2655/MAJ was submitted to the Wealden Planning Authority during the week beginning 3rd December 2018.  After some initial delay largely due to a requirement that we provide a Noise Assessment (Survey), the consultation period for the application opened during February and closed on 15th March 2019.  We received over 55 supporting statements/comments from Hadlow Down parishioners and users of both the existing hall and playing field. Continue reading “New Village Hall Planning Update”

Public Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hadlow Down Community Centre Committee hope you will join them on Monday 3rd December in the Village Hall  from 7.30pm. They will be updating villagers on progress with the New Village Hall and next steps. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to see the most up to date plans.