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Batheaston New Village Hall

Batheaston New Village Hall

Brief Description of Organisation

Our new village hall in Batheaston will allow the return of all those clubs, organisations and events that were the life of the community with new and improved kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as now offering extra meeting rooms for use when the hall is engaged, or for smaller corporate events.

Full Description of Organisation

The original Church Hall was built by the villagers themselves on the vicarage orchard from mainly prefabricated concrete with work being carried out almost every evening and Saturday over a period of 12 months in 1951 and 1952. A kitchen extension was built in 1960, again by voluntary labour.

It was built because the School buildings became no longer available for community use. The cost was raised by loans and fundraising in the village.


By 2007 it became clear that the hall would not survive much longer as its facilities and structure were out of date with modern requirements, so local residents came together to plan a replacement.


In 2010, Patsy Townsend, a lifelong Batheaston resident and popular member of the Church congregation, left a legacy, the funds from the sale of her home. In response to this, local residents established the Batheaston New Village Hall charity to administer the funds and to move the project to build a new Village Hall forward.


This brilliant and innovative design has been created to meet the aspirations of all the residents who attended the many consultation meetings held throughout the planning process, one of which was that it remains sensitive to its beautiful Cotswold setting.


It will allow the return of all those clubs, organisations and events that were the life of the community with new and improved kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as now offering extra meeting rooms for use when the hall is engaged, or for smaller corporate events.


The specifications of this hall have been assessed to ensure a building built for longevity –meeting the current and future needs of the local community.


A high level of attention is being given to making sure this new building will perform efficiently with low running costs with careful consideration being given to the use of renewable energy and technologies.

Batheaston New Village Hall

Brief Description of Organisation

Our new village hall in Batheaston will allow the return of all those clubs, organisations and events that were the life of the community with new and improved kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as now offering extra meeting rooms for use when the hall is engaged, or for smaller corporate events.

Batheaston New Village Hall