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.

Currently the Hadlow Down Community Centre Committee is comprised of a five trustees and now we would like to draw in further help and expertise.  So if you have the time and are willing, how could you help us? As a volunteer, what contribution could you make to enable this project to happen? We are looking for the following skills and experience:- business planning, capital project management, quantity surveying, fund-raising both at national/regional level as well as locally, crowd-funding, company sponsorship and giving (donations), event organisation, legal advice,  community engagement, funding strategy, publicity and promotion – the list is endless.

Our aim is to attract sufficient capital funding within three years!  This might sound ambitious but we know that it can be done and importantly, we need your help to support us.  If you would like you chat about this further and/or sign up, please email Bob Lake

Thank you Bob Lake
Chair, HDCC Committee